MELBOURNE - North Melbourne coach Brad Scott is full of praise for Paul Chapman, but it's Nick Dal Santo he wants.
Scott said at Monday's opening of the AFL trade period that they have made their pitch to Dal Santo and it is up to the St Kilda midfielder to decide his future.
At 29, Dal Santo fits the bill for the Kangaroos.
Chapman will turn 32 next month and, for all his undoubted brilliance and experience, North will not recruit him.
"Dal Santo is the one experienced player we're looking for at the moment," Scott said of the star who was drafted from the Bendigo Pioneers.