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Aussie Rules: Walker closing on Crows deal

Adelaide have confirmed they want Taylor Walker on board for next season and are not far away from agreeing a new deal with the gun forward.

The Crows are priced at 25/1 to make the top eight this season and Walker is key to their plans as they attempt to rebuild for the future.

Off-contract Walker

The 32-year-old is off-contract at the end of the season and rival clubs are said to be sniffing around. The Brisbane Lions being one of them.

However chief executive officer for the Crows, Tim Silvers, says they are keen to keep Walker. And although formal talks have yet to start, he is confident a deal will soon be hammered out.

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"We haven't formalised negotiations, but he knows that we want him as part of our future for next year," Silvers told Adelaide radio station 5AA. "And I am sure it's not too far away from formalising a contract with Taylor.”

Groundhog Day

Walker penned a new contract last July and it looks as though there is a good chance he will do the same this year.

The forward has booted eight goals in 21 matches, since returning from a six-match ban, so it is no real surprise that Adelaide are keen to keep hold.

"It's like Groundhog Day in some ways,” Silvers added. “Exactly this time last year when we hit the bye, we started to commence formal discussions with Michael Doughty, his management, and we bedded down a contract really quickly."

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