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PAUL Seedsman is expected to decide his football future next week, with the Collingwood defender set to make a fresh start at North Melbourne, Adelaide or Gold Coast.

The Roos, Crows and Suns have been leading the chase for Seedsman in recent weeks, with all three clubs meeting with the 23-year-old.

AFL.com.au understands the Sydney Swans also expressed an interest in the defender – and maintain that interest – but are mindful they could have their hands full with other trade targets, most notably ruckmen Matthew Leuenberger and Callum Sinclair, and Hawks' key position player Ryan Schoenmakers.

Seedsman has been in Bali since Tuesday - and missed the Pies' best and fairest night on Friday night - but will return to Melbourne briefly next week before leaving on another overseas trip.

It is expected Seedsman will nominate his preferred club while back in Melbourne, so trade negotiations can start with Collingwood.

Recruited from the Eastern Ranges with pick No.76 in the 2010 national draft, Seedsman made his debut for the Pies in round one, 2012, and has since played 49 games.

He made a strong start to the 2015 season, playing 10 of Collingwood's first 12 games, most memorably winning the Anzac Medal for his 31-possession, best-on-ground performance against Essendon in round four.

But Seedsman then fell out of favour, playing just two more games for the season.

The free agency period got off to a slow start on Friday, but Geelong saved it from being a total non-event by tabling an offer for West Coast vice-captain Scott Selwood late in the day.

The Eagles now have three days to decide whether to match the Cats' offer for Selwood.

It also emerged on Friday that 2015's biggest free agent, Patrick Dangerfield, was likely to get to his preferred new home, Geelong, without exercising his free agency rights.

Dangerfield's manager, Paul Connors, indicated at the Madden Medal lunch on Friday that he expected the Cats and Crows would reach a mutually beneficial trade without the need for Geelong to table an offer for the star midfielder and the Crows to match it.

Fellow restricted free agent Leuenberger is still considering his future, with Essendon and the Sydney Swans the final two clubs in the mix for his services.

Gold Coast is in the market for a ruckman after Zac Smith settled on Geelong as his preferred new club this week, with AFL.com.au revealing on Friday that the Suns had approached North Melbourne's Daniel Currie.  

Currie, 26, has been stuck behind Todd Goldstein in his three seasons at Arden Street and could find the lure of greater senior opportunity at Metricon Stadium hard to resist.

Hawthorn premiership star Schoenmakers was due to meet with his management over the next few days to work through the possibilities for 2016.

His performances in the finals are understood to have earned him a revised offer but he also attracted interest from other clubs late in the year.

Most expect Schoenmakers to remain a Hawk but he has options to consider.

Ryan Schoenmakers won his first premiership last week. Picture: AFL Media

Richmond has shown some interest in hard-bodied Greater Western Sydney midfielder Jacob Townsend.

The Tigers have been on record as saying they are after an inside midfielder and the 22-year-old Townsend has impressed in that role in 28 games in four years with the young Giants.

His teammate Cam McCarthy remains also hopeful of orchestrating a trade that would see him return to Western Australia to play with Fremantle.

Despite the Giants being adamant they would not trade him, McCarthy's manager Colin Young told SEN on Friday the Dockers would be prepared to trade this year's first-round pick and next year's first-round pick for the 20-year-old forward.

Adam Tomlinson is another Giant under contract who Carlton said earlier in the week was a player of interest if a trade became possible.

Despite some murmurings that other clubs might swoop in to derail the Magpies' hopes of landing Adam Treloar, Collingwood and Greater Western Sydney will be able to negotiate a deal to send Treloar to the Magpies although working through the finer details might take some time.

Hawthorn free agent Matt Suckling has reportedly attracted interest from the Western Bulldogs with coach Luke Beveridge having previously worked with the defender during his time as the Hawks' backline coach.

He is not expected to make a decision on his future until early next week.

Meanwhile on the coaching front, former Geelong and Melbourne defender Jared Rivers is in the frame to join Collingwood's coaching panel.

The 30-year-old retired at the end of the season after battling a knee problem for most of his past two seasons.

He joined Geelong as a free agent in 2013 after 150 games with Melbourne and played 44 games with the Cats.

A popular and respected figure at both Melbourne and the Cats, he finished his career on 194 games.

Rivers has met with the Magpies with a decision to be made soon.

Former Magpie Josh Fraser has been appointed as a development coach at Carlton and will coach the Northern Bullants in the VFL. 

Fraser has been on the Gold Coast Suns coaching panel for three seasons after finishing his playing career at the club.