Gold Coast Suns say it is extremely unlikely they will lure Dayne Beams to the club.
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Gold Coast say that the Brisbane Lions are the only Queensland side in the running to sign Collingwood midfielder Dayne Beams.
Beams wants to head north to be closer to his father, who has battled cancer over recent years.
Collingwood are after a like-for-like replacement as well as pick no.5 in the 2014 draft, however so far the Lions have not been willing to agree to such a deal.
Gold Coast list manager Scott Clayton told 3AW on Tuesday night that it was extremely unlikely the Suns would be able to lure Beams to the club.
“It’s very interesting. Doing business a lot and knowing his manager Paul Connors pretty well and how he operates, he’s a great manager, and when he says, ‘This one’s not for you’, it certainly means this one is not for you,” Clayton said.
“I think if anything gets done it will be with Brisbane.
“Clearly we’ll have one eye on it but I wouldn’t think that it will be us.”
The Gold Coast Suns have been active in the off-season, bringing Sydney Swans star defender Nick Malceski to the expansion club.