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Franklin, 35, is in the final season of a nine-year, $10million contract with the Bloods, but with Jesinta reportedly keen to be closer to her family on the Gold Coast, he may seek a fresh start under Lions coach Chris Fagan.
A Lions club official on Thursday stated there has been no communication with the key forward, but if the father of two 'wants to move to Queensland, we would have a chat'.
Earlier this year it was reported the Swans were prepared to pay the two-time premiership winner with Hawthorn $500,000 a season from 2023.
Franklin was said to be 'insulted' by the offer and was anticipating a deal of around $700,000 to $800,000 annually.
The Brisbane Lions are prepared to 'have a chat' with AFL superstar Buddy Franklin amid a bombshell report the off-contract Sydney Swans star is open to leaving the club
Franklin, 35, is in the final season of a nine-year, $10million contract with the Bloods, but with wife Jesinta's (pictured) family based on the Gold Coast, he may seek a fresh start under Lions coach Chris Fagan in 2023
Swans chief executive Tom Harley is confident the club can retain Franklin, and that things (contract talks) were 'tracking well at the moment.'
Franklin, who joined the exclusive 1000 goals club earlier this year,