A new candidate has emerged for Bailey Smith’s services, but the Bulldogs remain steadfast that he will stay. Meanwhile, one of Essendon’s best is ready to sign on the dotted line.
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Smith is keen to play more midfield time and would be open to a trade if one could be brokered despite playing 103 games in five rollercoaster seasons with the Western Bulldogs.
On Monday reports emerged Hawthorn would be a potential suitor, while Geelong has interest in securing him to bolster their midfield.
But the Dogs position is clear — under no circumstances would they trade Smith even if he made clear he was keen for a fresh start.
The Dogs believe he is part of their long-term future, is in a position they are keen to bolster in coming years and has rarely or…