Port coach Ken Hinkley has laughed off rumours that the club is attempting to lure Taylor Walker away from the Crows.
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has dismissed suggestions star Adelaide Crows forward Taylor Walker could join the Power.
Walker is out of contract at the Crows at the end of next season, along with Patrick Dangerfield and Rory Sloane.
Rumours circulated in Adelaide on Thursday proposed the Power would offer Walker a deal worth $1.3 million a season to join the Crows’ bitter rivals in 2016.
Hinkley laughed off those suggestions on Friday, saying he expected Walker to stay put.
He’s a very good player, I know that, I’m sure ‘Sando’ (Brenton Sanderson) would like to keep him in Adelaide colours … they don’t move, it just doesn’t happen,” Hinkley said.
“That’s paper talk, it’s press talk – it’s not factual.
“It’s good for people to talk about but ‘Tex’ is not coming to Port Adelaide, I reckon he’s playing at Adelaide.
“If we’ve got something to talk about we actually tell you people (media) and we tell our players as well, we don’t go and play little games and secrets.”