“There’s a lot going on at Richmond.”

That’s according to 7NEWS reporter Tom Browne, who has revealed a number of key trade and contract updates from Tigerland.

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Browne expects both Trent Cotchin and Jack Riewoldt to sign extensions at the Tigers on significantly less money.

“Trent Cotchin, I understand, has agreed to an extension,” Browne said on Triple M.

“I expect that will be one year. They haven’t announced it yet, but I think they will in coming days.

“Jack Riewoldt, like Cotchin, has an offer in place that will be on less money. The reason is because Tim Taranto will go to Richmond on up to a seven-year deal.

“Riewoldt hasn’t agreed yet. [He] is expected to but faces a significant pay cut, $300,000 a year is the figure that Mark Robinson’s referred to in the Herald Sun today.”

While Taranto’s arrival at Punt Road seems imminent, his GWS teammate Jacob Hopper has been linked more heavily with Geelong and is expected to sign with the Cats.

Jacob Hopper’s future is up in the air. Credit: Jason McCawley/AFL Photos/via Getty Images

But Browne said the Tigers are not without a chance in the race for Hopper’s signature.

“While the prevailing view is that Hopper is locked in to Geelong – and I think you can take that almost as given – it’s still a big choice for Hopper, because Richmond remain in the race for Jacob Hopper,” he said.

“He still has to make that decision. It’s most likely Geelong, but Richmond (are) still in the race.

“And again, if Hopper chose Richmond, clearly, they’d have to clear more salary space.”

In the meantime, speculation surrounding Dustin Martin’s future continues to rage.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick last week told reporters categorically that “he’s not going anywhere”.

Reports earlier this year suggested that the Brownlow medallist wanted to get out of the Melbourne fishbowl, and Sydney emerged as a possible suitor.

Dustin Martin is likely to stay at Richmond. Credit: Chris Hyde/AFL Photos/via Getty Images

Carlton win one-point thriller against Essendon.

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Retirement was even floated as a possibility for Martin, who is said to be still struggling with the loss of his father and passion for the game.

But Browne said there were outside factors at play that would likely prevent Martin from leaving Richmond.

“The Dustin Martin situation is that he’s been in for an exit interview this morning at Punt Road,” Browne said.

“If I had to summarise that situation; clearly, he’s had limited passion, at times, for the game this year. Clearly, he’s been affected by his dad’s death.

“But I also know through a close contact with Ralph Carr, his manager, that Dusty has a lot of good investments in some great commercial properties, I think, in and around Richmond and Collingwood.

“He’s got two years to run on his contract, worth up to $2,500,000, and a lot of that income would go into servicing those properties.

“So, there’s part of this that’s commercial; Dusty needs to keep playing to get Richmond’s money in.”

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Controversial Collingwood forward Jack Ginnivan has been accused of diving after this incident with Zach Guthrie.