Goldsack says he wants to stay at the Magpies despite rumours of a big-money offer from Port Adelaide.
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Collingwood utility Tyson Goldsack is set to remain at the Westpac Centre despite reports of a big-money offer from Port Adelaide.
Goldsack will turn his back on free agency and sign a new deal with the Magpies after speaking with coach Nathan Buckley on Tuesday.
Port Adelaide reportedly offered the 27-year-old three-year deal worth in the vicinity of $1.2 million – a figure the Magpies couldn’t match.
Contract talks were believed to have been stalled since June, however Goldsack told 3AW Radio that a new deal with his current club was imminent.
“I’m very keen to stay and I’ve mentioned that to ‘Bucks’,” Goldsack said on Tuesday night.
“We’re not far off it actually. We had a discussion today on the phone and we’re a lot closer today than we were yesterday.
“We’re very close and hopefully it’s tied up in the next couple of days.”