He has played 138 games with Geelong and was a key member of the 2009 and 2011 premiership teams. Although he has struggled for consistency in the past two seasons he has game-breaking qualities.
The Magpies have plenty on their plate during this year's NAB AFL Trade Period as they examine what is on offer for Dayne Beams after he requested a trade to the Brisbane Lions.
The Lions look likely to offer the Magpies a first and second round pick, however Collingwood is steadfast in its need for a quality player in return for Beams, along with the picks.
The club reinforced on Wednesday that it would not trade Beams unless a ready-made replacement was found.
The alternative view is that Collingwood should be prepared to accept the Lions' first two picks for Beams after securing an agreement from North Melbourne's Levi Greenwood on Tuesday to join the Magpies.
But the Magpies have not budged as they continue to argue that Beams, who is contracted until the end of 2015, is a required player.
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