COLLINGWOOD is keen to use pick 58 to land its next trade target Patrick Lipinski after securing Nathan Kreuger from Geelong for a pick slide on Tuesday.
The Pies have been busy players to start the Continental Tyres AFL Trade Period, including a significant pick swap with Gold Coast on Monday and then trading in Kreuger in a deal with Geelong the following day.
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They secured pick 58 as one of the Suns' selections and are understood to be keen to use that in a deal for Lipinski, although the Western Bulldogs are expected to want more for the talented midfielder.
Collingwood and the Dogs have had initial discussions on a trade for the 23-year-old, with the Pies hoping to use one of their later picks to secure the 56-gamer.
The Bulldogs offered Lipinski a three-year deal for him to stay at the club before he officially requested a trade to the Magpies at the end of the Dogs' season. He played 11 games for the club this year including several as the medical substitute.
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The Dogs are in discussions with a number of clubs in trading pick No.17 for more draft points to ensure they can cover a potential top-three bid for father-son prospect Sam Darcy and as such will be eyeing a points
Lipinski was unable to break into the Dogs' stacked first-choice midfield, with the Pies viewing him as a strong option to complement their youth-led build under new coach Craig McRae.
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The Pies picked up marking forward Kreuger and also netted pick 55 from the Cats while giving up pick 41 in a deal that left them still with enough draft points to match a No.1 pick bid for father-son gun Nick Daicos.