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No guarantees on Prestia past 2016: manager

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 Dion Prestia of the suns in action during the 2015 NAB Challenge Week 4 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast on March 20, 2015. (Photo: Jason O'Brien/AFL Media)
Dion Prestia will be at Gold Coast in 2016 but there are no guarantees after that, his manager says
There's never been a thought in terms of this immediate period that he'd be traded
Dion Prestia's manager Marty Pask

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GOLD Coast midfielder Dion Prestia is no certainty to be at the Suns after his contract expires at the end of 2016, says his manager Marty Pask.

Melbourne has reportedly been interested in trading for the 23-year-old but Pask guaranteed Prestia will be at the Suns next season.

"There's 10 teams in Melbourne. Melbourne's not the only club. I know they're the ones that have been the most vocal on it," Pask said.

"Like you've probably learned about the Dean Gore situation, there’s always clubs that will always talk, and I'm not in the business of sharing that information.

"You've got so much water to go under the bridge in 12 months in football. You've got to make an educated decision based around all the specifics."

Geelong youngster Gore moved to Adelaide in the trade that brought Patrick Dangerfield to the Cattery. Gore's trade Crows had most people surprised, with his movement not having previously been speculated as being part of the trade.

However, Pask said Prestia had never entertained the idea of leaving the Suns during this summer. 

"There's never been a thought in terms of this immediate period that he'd be traded.

"Right now, his focus is getting his knee right."

Prestia tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee in Gold Coast's round eight loss to Collingwood. He didn't play another game for the season.

He had previously established himself as one of the best midfielders at the Suns. The Gold Coast vice-captain finished top-three in the club's best and fairest in 2013 and 2014.

"Five years down the track now, I feel that Dion's probably now well versed to make the right decision in terms of where the club's heading and what direction the club's heading," Pask said.

"He's settled in well (in Queensland). He's got a girlfriend that's a local girl.

"There is no timeframe on (the contract).  It's when he feel comfortable and the club feels comfortable to reach a decision that everyone can go forward with."