After negotiations between the Melbourne Football Club and Adelaide Football Club over a potential trade for defender Jake Lever have reportedly turned icy, former NBA star, pro-wrestler and friend of Kim Jong-Un, Dennis Rodman, has been called in as mediator.
After Melbourne's first trade offer for the out-of-contract Lever allegedly prompted an Adelaide official to walk out, communications have been tense between the clubs. It is understood that Lever's manager, Ned Guy (actual name), has contacted Carmen Electra's former husband, Rodman, to use his expertise to help bridge the communications gap. Rodman has previously offered his services to try and ease the tension between North Korea - controlled by personal friend Kim Jong-Un - and the rest of the known universe.
Melbourne's general football manager, Josh Mahoney, says he welcomes Rodman's calming influence and hopes that an amicable agreement can be reached.
"The fact that we're not all disintegrated from atomic bombs or slowly melting from nuclear radiation is a testament to Dennis Rodman's mediation abilities," said Mahoney.
"North Korea and the USA, Israel and Palestine, catholics and protestants, Melbourne and the Crows. Dennis has so far prevented a nuclear winter at the hands of Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump, I'm sure he could help broker a deal between a couple of footy clubs!
"Just don't let him near Taylor Walker. I've heard that he's really angry."
Adelaide's football manager, Brett Burton, has said that despite Lever and Melbourne desperately wanting to get a deal done, Adelaide is open to other offers.
“We will negotiate with whoever will give the Adelaide footy club the best deal. We need to do what’s best for the Adelaide footy club," said Burton.
"If that means trading Lever to North Korea because they've given us the best offer, then so be it. Wait, have I misunderstood this? Does Bryce Gibbs play for Russia or Catalonia?
"I think I need to sit down."
The AFL trade period ends on October 19.