TOM MITCHELL's football future remains undecided with the midfielder set to continue talks with the Sydney Swans over the weekend.
Mitchell is expected to request a move to Hawthorn after the NAB AFL Trade Period officially opens on Monday.
But his manager, Phil Mullen of Stride Sports, told AFL.com.au on Friday the 23-year-old was yet to make a final decision.
"Tom's talks with the Swans remain on-going and will continue over the weekend," Mullen said.
"We hope to have an answer shortly after that but there's no set timeframe."
Mitchell's future has been clouded since he suddenly put contract talks with the Swans on hold in late June.
Hawthorn emerged as a serious suitor for the 23-year-old shortly afterwards and is understood to have a deal in front of Mitchell that is significantly more lucrative than the Swans' offer.
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Recruited as a father-son selection in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft at pick No.21 overall, Mitchell has played 65 games for the Swans, including all 26 matches this year.
He averaged 27.9 possessions a game this season and was one of the Swans' best players in their Grand Final loss to the Western Bulldogs, finishing with 26 possessions and two goals.
Mitchell finished eighth in the Swans' best and fairest count on Thursday night following a ninth-place finish in 2015.
Hawthorn is also seeking to broker a trade with Gold Coast for injury-plagued young star Jaeger O'Meara.
If Mitchell nominates the Hawks as his preferred new home, Graham Wright and his list management team will have their work cut out securing trades for both midfielders.
Hawthorn is expected to table a free agency offer for Richmond forward/ruckman Tyrone Vickery too, and could be forced into another trade if the Tigers match its offer for the restricted free agent.