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Cameron camp shuts down potential WA trade

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CHARLIE Cameron's manager has emphatically shot down a suggestion from Adelaide list manager Justin Reid that the exciting Crow could be traded to a Western Australian club.

In an interview on Adelaide radio station FIVEaa on Thursday afternoon, Reid insinuated Cameron's family ties in Perth meant it wasn't cut and dry a deal would be done with the Brisbane Lions.

"Brisbane have had some dialogue with ourselves and he's obviously got his mum and dad and brother living in Perth, so there's certainly been some strong interest from other clubs as well," Reid said.

"He has requested (to go to the Lions) and he has some family and he went to boarding school in Brisbane, (but) obviously he's got some strong connections in Perth as well.

"The quality player Charlie is, those clubs would be seeking ourselves out and having a conversation as well."

But Cameron's manager Colin Young told AFL.com.au there was only one place his client wanted to go next year.

"Charlie, Charlie's family and his management company were all in agreeance that the Brisbane Lions were the best place for Charlie, both on and off the field," Young said.

"At no stage have Fremantle discussed Charlie Cameron.

"West Coast discussed Charlie Cameron in March.

"However, Charlie is committed to going and playing in Brisbane in 2018 and will not be entertaining any other club offers.

"Yes, we have had offers from many clubs, probably eight in total.

"However, Charlie is absolutely determined to play with Brisbane in 2018."

Cameron is contracted with the Crows for 2018, but has requested a trade to the Lions for compassionate reasons.

The Crows were adamant at the start of the trade period that Cameron would see out the remainder of his contract.

The club's stance appears now to have softened with less than a week to go in the trade period.

"Speaking to Charlie and his management, we're certainly clear on his situation and they are very aware of the club's position," Reid said.

"He's contracted and he signed off on that contract, but we certainly understand his position and we'll work through that as the trade period unfolds."

If a deal cannot be worked out, Cameron is committed to seeing out the final year of his contract with the Crows before again attempting to join the Lions in 2019.

"Charlie has indicated that to the football management department of the Crows that he understands he has a contract in 2018," Young said.

"However, he's not too sure, based on this year's performances, how he will travel next year knowing that he's playing with a club that he doesn't want to play with."

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