ADELAIDE coach Don Pyke has fired a broadside at Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan for flagging his interest in Crows flyer Charlie Cameron, declaring he's staying at the club next year.
Cameron is signed with the Crows until the end of 2018, but he's reportedly interested in moving to Queensland at the end of this season for personal reasons.
Fagan said he would love to have Cameron at the Lions, leaving Pyke far from impressed.
"Very disappointing, he's under contract so he's going nowhere," Pyke said on Wednesday.
"It's unusual you would see comments about players who are under contract.
"I don't think it's appropriate you talk about players at other clubs that are under contract."
Pyke said he hadn't spoken to the Lions about Fagan's comments and wouldn't entertain letting Cameron leave if he requested to be traded.
Fagan told 3AW on Tuesday he would be keen on bringing Cameron to the club.
"We are certainly interested in getting players to our club who can help us progress up the ladder," Fagan said.
"(Cameron’s) age profile and talent is something we are interested in.
"I’ll leave that to (list manager) David Noble, but if Charlie Cameron is available and interested (in joining the Lions), I’d love to have him."
Cameron, 23, has played 68 games for the Crows since making his debut in 2014.
The Crows also face a battle to retain out of contract duo Jake Lever and Mitch McGovern.
Lever reportedly met with Melbourne officials – a claim he denied – while the talented defender has also been linked to the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood.
McGovern has attracted interest from Fremantle.
Pyke said ideally the Crows would re-sign Lever and McGovern before the start of the finals to avoid any distractions from achieving the ultimate goal of breaking the club's 19-year premiership drought.
"It's probably more to the individual," Pyke said.
"I think the team is in a space where their full focus is what is coming up in the next six weeks."
The Crows re-signed Jake Kelly, Riley Knight, Alex Keath and Tom Doedee until the end of 2019 during the week.