HARLEY Bennell is not on West Coast's radar, but the Eagles are looking at a host of possible trade targets including Lewis Jetta and Jack Redden, Eagles chief executive Trevor Nisbett says.
However, the Eagles are all but resigned to losing vice-captain Scott Selwood given the restricted free agent has not signed a contract for next season.
The Eagles could potentially be very active in this years NAB AFL trade and free agency period following the Grand Final loss to Hawthorn.
They have already been linked heavily with Jetta and Redden. Nisbett said the Eagles had their eyes on a number of players but ruled out any play for Bennell.
"No, Harley's not in our thinking," Nisbett said on Monday.
"We're looking at a lot of guys.
"We're looking to improve the squad. We'll go after guys we think can improve the group.
"You have to have more than one or two irons in the fire in the trade period, because you can't always get exactly the players you're after.
"We're interested in those two blokes (Jetta and Redden) for sure. But there's other players we'll be looking at to see whether they can help our squad."
Jetta has already signalled his intention to move home to WA and West Coast is in the box seat to do a deal with the Sydney Swans.
Redden has requested a trade from the Brisbane Lions and has indicated West Coast as the club of his choice rather than heading home to South Australia.
Nisbett said he did not know whether Selwood had made a decision on his future, but he was preparing for the worst and expected to know within the next two weeks.
"I guess anyone who hasn't signed a contract over the last 12 months, we're always looking at the negative that he's probably on his way out," Nisbett said.
"But he'll make that call in due course. We have left it to him now. He has to let us know what he wants to do."
Nisbett said he expected a first round draft pick as compensation for Selwood should he leave but admitted there were no guarantees from the AFL.
"They don't tell us what the rules are," Nisbett said.
"They have given us guidelines for the first time on Monday about how they look at things.
"But I think in the end, if Scott was to leave, we'd be looking for a first round draft pick because he is a club champion, he's in that age group and I'm sure he's going to get paid well. I guess, in the end that's what we'd hope for.
"But they don't tell you what compensation you're going to get so we'd have to wait on the AFL."
The Eagles might make a slight shift in their list management strategy given their success this season.
Traditionally they have focused on drafting talent and also recruiting WA players coming home, but Nisbett said they would look at recruiting some experience if it was the right fit.
"We normally draft underneath, that's always our policy," Nisbett said.
"We think if we can add another couple of senior players, that might assist us to further improve.
"If we can improve a bit more, we're a silly chance again."