Jack Watts was shown round Geelong on Tuesday.
Jack Watts was shown round Geelong on Tuesday. JOE CASTRO

Cats say Jack Watts trade deal too difficult

A MAJOR suitor for Melbourne's former top draft pick Jack Watts has all but ruled themselves out of the race on day three of the AFL trade period.

While Geelong has confirmed it is interested in the forward, a potential deal looks too difficult.

"We're unlikely to be able to do a deal for Jack Watts to be able to come to Geelong," Cats list boss Stephen Wells told AFL Trade Radio.

"It's good that Jack has some interest in Geelong and we are certainly interested in him, but we haven't committed yet."

Watts was shown around Kardinia Park on Tuesday by Brownlow medallist Patrick Dangerfield and coach Chris Scott in an apparent attempt to woo the Demons star to the Cattery.

Port Adelaide has emerged as the frontrunner in the pursuit of Watts, having offered the forward a three-year contract.

However, the Power looks set to lose speedster Jarman Impey, who is reportedly on the verge of moving to the Hawks having requested a trade to Victoria last week.

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