Mason Redman during the AFL match between Essendon and Adelaide, Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media

Essendon are yet to offer free agent Mason Redman a contract to ensure his future with the club, per reports from News Corp.

Redman has been the subject of keen interest from Adelaide, eager to lure the South Australian back home at the conclusion of the 2023 season.

The free agent has played 91 games for the Bombers since making his debut in 2016, including 11 this season where he has averaged 23.4 disposals, 6.7 intercept possessions and 6.1 marks per game.

Adelaide are reportedly growing more confident in acquiring Redman's services for 2024 and beyond, with the 25-year-old potentially worth up to $750,000 per year in a new deal.

The defender is the latest target of the Crows, who in 2022 welcomed fellow South Australian Izak Rankine to the club.

While Essendon are reportedly yet to reach a new deal with Redman, they are hopeful in seeing the intercepting Bomber sign on.

Speaking on SEN earlier in the month, Redman said he hadn't ruled out a move back to South Australia, but that he was focusing on his football this season.

"I certainly wouldn't rule it out," Redman said.

"I don't reckon it's where I'm headed at the moment. I'll keep plying my trade at Essendon and hopefully we'll finish off with a really good year.

"... I've got no real go home factor because I live four hours from Adelaide and five hours from Melbourne."