Collingwood Magpies Training Session
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Caleb Poulter of the Magpies is challenged by Trey Ruscoe during a Collingwood Magpies AFL training session at Holden Centre on April 28, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The Adelaide Crows are understood to be "keen" on Collingwood midfield-forward Caleb Poulter in a move that could see the young Magpie return to his home state of South Australia.

Poulter is currently among seven Magpies still out of a contract beyond this season, with the teenager facing an uncertain future after notching up just the sole senior game this season.

The Ardrossan product was a great find for Collingwood in the second half of last year, playing 11 games and averaging 15 disposals and 5 marks for the season.

A 13-possession display against the Bulldogs in Round 9 was the only look Poulter was given at AFL level in 2022, forced to ply his trade through the VFL for most of the year.

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His position under Craig McRae has seemingly piqued interest from the Crows, with 7 News Adelaide reporting that the 19-year-old has been linked to a move to West Lakes.

"The Crows are keen to bring Collingwood youngster Caleb Poulter back home," reporter Mark Soderstrom revealed on Thursday night.

"The 19-year-old impressed in his first season with the Pies last year, but managed only the one game in 2022.

"He's yet to be offered a new deal."

Should the Pies and Poulter be open to a trade with Adelaide, a deal that involves Crows tall Billy Frampton could be pursued.

Frampton is understood to have nominated Collingwood has his desired club for 2023 after the Magpies had expressed an interest in the versatile key-position player.

Like Poulter, Frampton is without a deal for next season but is required to be part of a trade to find himself at his preferred club.