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Plenty of takers back home for Stevens
Koby Stevens. Pic: WA News

West Coast midfielder Koby Stevens will decide his preferred trade destination within days after meeting Victorian clubs last week.

Stevens wants to head home after struggling for opportunities at West Coast. The 21-year-old has played only 11 games, including four this year, after joining the Eagles in the 2009 national draft.

Stevens said he was only interested in moving to Victoria but had to decide which club gave him the best chance of playing regularly.

"It'll be Victoria. At this moment there's no preference for what club I go to. Hopefully in the next week I can make a decision on that," he said.

"I went home, back to Victoria, last week and spoke to about five clubs.

"We had very in-depth discussions. I want to make my decision pretty early so we can get the trade done early in trade week and not wait until the last couple of days so it's not so stressful.

"It's a great position to be in. At the end of the day, I get to make a decision on where I want to go."

The trade period begins at Etihad Stadium today and will finish on October 26. The father-son bidding meeting will be held at 7am and that will determine the draft positions for Joe Daniher (Essendon), Lachie Hunter (Western Bulldogs) and Jack Viney (Melbourne).

Other clubs can declare they will draft those players with a specific selection and if that happens, Essendon, the Bulldogs and Melbourne must agree to draft the sons of former players with their next pick or lose them to the other team.

Fremantle yesterday refused to discuss reports that Dylan Roberton had asked to be traded back to Victoria.

Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett has told the Crows he wants to play for Sydney in what looms as the most significant trade. West Coast will be working to recruit Collingwood's Sharrod Wellingham and St Kilda's Jamie Cripps, WA products who want to return home.

The West Australian

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