Is another Blue on the move? The deals yet to be done

CARLTON midfielder and dual-sport athlete Chloe Dalton is exploring her options beyond the Blues.

The rugby sevens star – who is currently working towards the Olympic Games in Tokyo – has been linked to both GWS and Gold Coast, moves to states which would allow her to combine her two sports more easily.

Dalton was inactive this season as she needed to spend considerable time in New South Wales in preparation for the Games.

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Initially a cross-sport rookie, Dalton starred in her second season on Carlton's list, finishing second in the club's 2020 best and fairest.

If a move to the Giants eventuates, Dalton could be used in a trade for Giant Jess Dal Pos, who is keen to come home to Victoria.

It would leave former Blues skipper Katie Loynes able to walk to the Giants as a delisted free agent.

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There have been just two trades completed in the first five days of the AFLW Sign and Trade Period, shaping things for a hectic final stanza.

The closing deadline for the Trade portion is 2pm AEST on Wednesday, while the signing period continues for several weeks.

It's set to be a busy few days for Carlton, with Melbourne looking increasingly likely to provide a new home for Tayla Harris.

Melbourne CEO Gary Pert confirmed the club's interest in the high-flying forward on Friday night.

"It'd be fantastic if she was [in Demons colours]. She's a great athlete, a great footballer, we'd love to have her part of it," Pert told ABC Sport.

"She's got to make her own decisions, but when I look at the way we play, having her in the forward line would be fantastic for us.

"We'll work through all those (financial) ins and outs with her. We haven't found her difficult to deal with, in fact, quite the opposite. She's not only an amazing athlete, she's an amazing person. She's got a great attitude about being the best she can be, and we've really enjoyed the conversations with her."

The Demons are also expected to land wantaway Cat Liv Purcell.

Just how both trades get done remains to be seen, with Melbourne – who lost its preliminary final to Adelaide this year – currently holding pick Nos. 15, 32, 47 and 61 (if needed).

Gold Coast has put its priority picks No.6 and 8 on the table, seeking to land a player in return.

There is yet to be much headway made on Chloe Scheer's trade request to move from Adelaide to Geelong.

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As also previously reported by womens.afl, Western Bulldog Kim Rennie has requested a trade to North Melbourne.

Elle Bennetts is still looking to make a move from GWS to the Western Bulldogs, returning to her home state of Victoria.

Fremantle has continued its steady re-signing roll out, announcing new contracts for All-Australian key defender Janelle Cuthbertson (two years) and midfielders Tiah Toth (nee Haynes), Jasmin Stewart, Bianca Webb and Matilda Sergeant.

Young forward Mikayla Hyde - who joined the list just two weeks before round one as a top-up player - has also signed a new contract.

In other AFLW news, Brisbane speedster Courtney Hodder has had surgery on a broken finger suffered at training with QAFLW club Yeronga South Brisbane.

She will miss 6-8 weeks of the QAFLW season but is expected to be fit for the start of AFLW pre-season, believed at this stage to be in mid-September.