LAST year it was Stephen Coniglio and this time around it's Jeremy Cameron. 

As rival clubs lobbed mega cash in an attempt to lure Coniglio out of Greater Western Sydney via free agency, Leon Cameron stayed calm in his view that his star midfielder would stay. 

The coach continually pointed to Coniglio's leadership and his mood off-field in his confidence his star pupil would knock back Hawthorn and Carlton's multimillion dollar offers. 

And he was right. Coniglio penned a deal for seven more years. 

Twelve months on and the coach has the same feeling on his biggest name free agent and reigning Coleman medallist. 

Cameron, who is set to spearhead Victoria in next week's Bushfire relief match, will be forced to fend off bigger offers from clubs including Geelong and Essendon in order to stay. 

"You know how you can sometimes sense if something is wrong, right now I don't sense that," Leon Cameron told AFL.com.au on Friday. 

"That was the line I always went by last year with 'Cogs' because it was absolutely true. 

"Monday morning when you walk into the corridors of the Giants, you just go on body language, participation, involvement, connectiveness, cohesion and all of those boxes were being ticked (with Coniglio). 

"So, I'm going, 'I'm not worried, I'm not worried, I'm not worried'. 

"Is everyone going to come and offer a big contract to pull him (Jeremy Cameron) out of our footy club? Absolutely. But it's the same at every footy club. 

"You take your hat off to the boys who have re-signed, they want to stay for a reason, they've knocked back some bloody big offers. 

All indicators are that it'll take care of itself, how long it runs its race, I can't tell you.

- Leon Cameron

The Giants are yet to open formal lines of communication with the 26-year-old as they attempt to add him to a list of long-term signatures that includes Coniglio, Lachie Whitfield, Toby Greene, Harry Himmelberg and Nick Haynes. 

"Jeremy doesn't need convincing our club is the place for him to stay at, it's his right as a free agent to explore," Cameron said. 

"This will be his ninth year, plus he came as a 17-year-old so he's going into his 10th year at this footy club.

"We love what he does, the players love his impact and he really wanted to be in the leadership group this year." 

Jeremy Cameron in action during the pre-season. Picture: AFL Photos

 Running half-back Zac Williams, who transformed to a midfielder in last year's preliminary final, also finds himself out of contract at the end of 2020. 

A rookie from the Giants' catchment zone of Narrandera, north-west of Wagga Wagga, Williams was the first Academy player to graduate to senior football under inaugural coach Kevin Sheedy. 

Like Jeremy Cameron, Williams is another who will have to accept less than the going rate offered elsewhere in order to stay at the Giants. 

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"Zac's signed a long-term contract before (three-year deal in 2017) and again, it's his right is to explore," Cameron said. 

"Will there be lots of suitors? Yeah, because he's a bloody good player. 

"I don't see the two of them (Williams and Cameron) as any concerns. It's just part of the landscape now." 

With other players including Harry Perryman, Jeremy Finlayson, Jackson Hately and Jye Caldwell off-contract, the Giants are also working towards a new deal for their coach.

Cameron sits alongside Gold Coast's Stuart Dew as the only coaches in the League with a contract that expires at the end of 2020.

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"The talks have just started to happen. It looks positive, but until it's actually done, you can't say yes, yes, it's done," Cameron said.

"I love coaching the Giants, it's a great club to be involved in and it's a privilege to coach them."