MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Josh Dunkley of the Bulldogs celebrates a goal ahead of David Astbury of the Tigers during the round 23 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Western Bulldogs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Essendon is preparing an offer for Western Bulldogs midfielder Josh Dunkley.

The Bombers are in the final stages of putting together a deal that will satisfy the Bulldogs, according to Fox Sports journalists David Zita and Max Laughton. 

According to The Age, the Bulldogs have softened their position on Dunkley due to the possibility that they can lure Adam Treloar from Collingwood.

The Bulldogs can only fit Treloar into their salary cap if they let Dunkley move to the Bombers.

Meanwhile, Lin Jong has signed a new one-year-deal to remain at Whitten Oval.

Jong played three games in 2020 before an ankle injury in Round 5 ended his season.

Jong has played 64 games over nine seasons at the Bulldogs.