Lions nab Cats pair

Brisbane Lions boss Greg Swann has confirmed the rebuilding AFL club has secured Geelong duo Josh Walker and Jarrad Jansen in exchange for a future third round pick.

Brisbane had earlier toasted news that Carlton utility Tom Bell was Lions-bound next season.

The Blues announced a trade where Bell and their third-round pick at No.41 will go to Brisbane in return for the Lions’s second-round selection at No.21 and their round-four choice at 60.

Bell was Carlton’s best first-year player in 2012 and played 51 games for the Blues.

Walker, who booted five majors against the Lions earlier this season, adds much needed goal-kicking firepower at Brisbane.

Cats midfielder Jansen requested a trade to the Lions in a bid to nab more playing time.

The 20-year-old was drafted from East Fremantle at No.36 in the 2013 AFL Draft.

Meanwhile, Swann backed the stance of their list boss Peter Schwab who claimed the Lions wouldn’t let James Aish go to Collingwood for a second round pick.

Schwab said little progress had been made in talks with Collingwood, the gifted midfielder’s preferred destination.

“Really, it’s in Collingwood’s hands,” he told Trade Radio on Monday.

“They’re the club that he’s indicating he wants to go to, so Collingwood need to satisfy Brisbane before a deal can be done.

“We’ve had a lot of discussions but nothing really put on the table.

“It wasn’t that we didn’t want to deal with Collingwood.

“What we don’t want to come out with is ‘James Aish for a second-round pick’ – that won’t do it.

“He will go through (to the draft) if that is the case.”

The AFL trade period closes on Thursday.

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