Essendon has rejected St Kilda's initial trade offer for Jake Carlisle.
Herald Sun journalist Sam Landsberger announced the news minutes after the Saints' offer went public.
"Advantage Hawthorn," Landsberger stated as part of a tweet.
It is believed St Kilda were willing to cough up pick 5, but in return secure Carlisle, pick 23 and 25 from Essendon.
The Bombers are set to work out a trade of picks with GWS which will see them land pick 8 in exchange for their two second round selections.