Kurt Tippett of the Crows in action during the round nine AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.
Kurt Tippett of the Crows in action during the round nine AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. Hamish Blair / Getty images

Crow tipped to spread his wings with Swans

KURT Tippett's manager Peter Blucher is adamant the Crows should stick to their "gentlemen's agreement" to help the star forward move to the Sydney Swans during the AFL trade period which starts today.

Tippett wants to move to Sydney, knocking back offers from the Lions and Suns.

Blucher scoffed at suggestions Tippett had a clause in his contract that allowed him to be traded for just a second-round draft pick.

The Swans first pick is at No.22 overall which would fall well short of the Crows' demands. In other news, veteran midfielder Jude Bolton has reportedly been offered a place on the Swans' list for 2013.

Collingwood and Melbourne are also believed to have had talks on moving Pies midfielder Sharrod Wellingham and forward Chris Dawes to the Demons for the fourth overall pick.

Wellington wants to move to West Coast but Collingwood would see that as a serious threat.

In other news, Fremantle youngster Dylan Roberton is reportedly seeking a return to his home state of Victoria, and Collingwood's Tyson Goldsack is edging closer to a new deal.


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