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Langdon to stick with Pies

Tom Langdon in action for Collingwood. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

COLLINGWOOD defender Tom Langdon is set to reject significant interest from rival AFL clubs to sign a contract extension with the Magpies.

The intercept-marking specialist starred in Collingwood’s recent finals run that ended in a grand final defeat to West Coast.

But Fremantle, where Langdon’s brother Ed has played 46 games in four seasons, and Sydney tabled strong offers after the Magpies were slow to re-sign the 24-year-old.

Langdon is holidaying with family in Africa but it is understood he informed the Swans via his manager on Saturday he would remain with Collingwood, where he has played 80 games since debuting in Round 1 of the 2014 season.

He is set to be joined in the Pies’ back half by Western Bulldogs tall Jordan Roughead.

The restricted free agent had met with West Coast before they traded for St Kilda’s Tom Hickey.

The free agency period closed on Friday afternoon, which means the Pies will need to work a trade for the versatile Roughead, who is on the outer at Whitten Oval.

List and football managers took a collective breath on a quiet Saturday, finalising plans for the frenzy that will precede Wednesday’s 8.30pm (AEDT) deadline.

Key deals that remain unfinalised include Lachie Neale’s contentious switch from Fremantle to Brisbane, Dylan Shiel’s move from GWS to Essendon, Chad Wingard’s trade from Port Adelaide to Hawthorn and Rory Lobb’s move from the Giants to the Dockers.

© AAP 2018

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