STAR Brisbane midfielder Dayne Beams is open to staying at the Lions but would like to be traded back to Collingwood if a fair agreement can be reached.
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Beams is contracted until the end of 2020 but AFL.com.au reported last week the 28-year-old wanted to return to the club he played at from 2009-14.
"About three months ago, Dayne and the club sat down and Dayne spoke to (Lions CEO) Greg Swann and I think (football manager) David Noble about the fact that after his contract expired in two years' time, that he would like to come back home. His wife's family is here and he would like to come back to Melbourne," Beams' manager Paul Connors told NAB AFL Trade Radio.
"He just said if a trade came up that was unbelievable for the club and suited the club, he would be open to it."
In an emotional speech at the best and fairest last month, Beams recommitted to staying at Brisbane.
"Will a trade get done? It'd have to be a very good deal for Brisbane to look at it," Connors said.
"I heard (Lions coach) Chris Fagan on the radio (last) week and he was right. Dayne's been a wonderful servant for their club, he's still got some footy left in him.
"It's a crazy week, trade week."
Days before Beams' speech at the club championship, Swann said "We are not trading him (Beams)".
"He (Beams) tried to take the heat out of it (with his speech). He's more than happy to fulfil his contract," Connors said.
"If a deal doesn't get done, he'll stay there, and that's why everyone's a bit obsessed whether he's going to demand or ask for a trade home.
"I don't think he has to but behind the scenes, I think there's some really mature conversations happening, and it'd have to be very much weighted in the Lions' favour for anything to be done, so let's just wait and see.
"Dayne would be open to it but he's very happy to stay at the Lions as well."
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As to whether it was only Brisbane and Collingwood where Beams would be playing next season, Connors answered in the affirmative.
"I would've thought so."