Dayne Beams trade rumours take 'bizarre' twist

Rob Forsaith

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan is yet to speak with star Dayne Beams regarding a report he wants out, noting such a request would be a major surprise to everybody at the AFL club.

Beams, whose current contract runs until the end of the 2020 season, reiterated his commitment to the Lions during an emotional speech at the club's best-and-fairest night.

But AFL Trade Radio reported on Thursday the midfielder will soon request a trade to Collingwood.

Fagan, who is close with Beams and saw him on Saturday at a fundraising event, said there has been no trade request and the Lions would be "surprised" if one is lodged before Wednesday's deadline.

"He's not mentioned that to me ... I'm puzzled by it. I've had no discussion with anybody at our club about it," Fagan told radio station SEN.

"I'll probably have a chat with Dayne to see if there's anything in it but I don't want to insult him either.

"Because I'm pretty sure we have a relationship where if he was feeling that way, he'd come and chat to me about it.

"So I'm more inclined to think I would have heard from him by now (if he was contemplating a trade request)."

7 News Melbourne's Tom Browne was surprised by Fagan's response, saying the coach has known of Beams' intentions for months.

Fagan wouldn't be drawn on Beams' potential value at the trade table.

He is yet to speak with football manager David Noble or anybody at the club about a potential deal, noting it simply wasn't on anybody's agenda.

"As far as I'm concerned there's nothing to discuss," Fagan said.

"There is no plan for him to not be part of our plans.

"I don't think anything is going to emerge in the days ahead but footy is full of surprises."

Beams started his career at the Magpies but shifted to Brisbane during the 2014 trade period. He wanted to be closer to his ill father, who died earlier this year.

There has been speculation regarding Beams' future throughout this year but the 28-year-old had seemingly put it to bed.

Beams released a statement at the end of the season, noting he never requested a trade and "will be seeing out my contract here".

Dayne Beams reportedly wants a trade back to Collingwood, but Brisbane coach Chris Fagan isn't so sure it will happen. Pic: Getty

Beams, who relinquished the captaincy in May as he struggled with the death of his dad, then reiterated the same message to teammates at their end-of-season awards function.

"I'll be honest with you, I've thought about going back to Melbourne and obviously those discussions happened," Beams told the crowd.

"But the one thing I kept coming back to is this group and you blokes. I bloody love you.

"The amount of support you've shown me over the last six months has been unreal."