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Fremantle have ruled out targeting Hawthorn star Lance Franklin in next year's free agency period and declared they will not try to draft Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett.

The Dockers also announced today that defender Adam McPhee had retired and Jack Anthony had agreed to a deal for a payout and immediate delisting.

Anthony's payout will be included in the 2013 salary cap but McPhee's retirement will free up money which would have been part of his contract next year.

Fremantle were serious players in the free agency period this year, making a lucrative offer to Collingwood's Travis Cloke which he rejected.

That has left them with more money to target players in the future but Fremantle football operations manager Chris Bond said Franklin would not be offered a deal.

"We won't pursue Buddy Franklin," Bond said. "We have a list management model and obviously it (a deal with Franklin) needs to fit into that model.

"We understand fully where Buddy is at. He is a champion of the game and with that he certainly demands things that we won't be able to provide."

Tippett wants to join Sydney in the pre-season draft and Greater Western Sydney are interested in him. Bond said Fremantle were not interested in him.

The Dockers will enter the national draft this Thursday with pick numbers 17, 37 and 40.