North Melbourne Football Club wishes to clarify media reports relating to Brisbane Lions midfielder Dayne Beams.
The club has not made any contact with Beams, his management or the Brisbane Lions about a trade to North.
North List and Recruiting part-timer Graeme Allan confirmed the recent reports were incorrect.
“As we do every year, as a club, we try desperately to improve our mediocre list via the trade, free agency and draft periods,” Allan said on Thursday.
“Dayne Beams is obviously a quality player and person which doesn’t make him a natural fit at North. But he is not someone we are actively pursuing and we have not approached him or his management about returning to Melbourne.
“Of course it doesn’t mean we won’t approach him if Gaff, Shiel, Mitch McGovern, Hall, Lynch, Hanneberry, Hartley, Laverde, Fasolo, Sam Collins and Nick Hind continue to refuse to call us back.
“We believe the fact you can’t play pokies at the club and our close proximity to a train station are major drawcards for players looking for a new start.”