Melbourne could swoop on departing Docker Adam Cerra this off-season, with the Demons reportedly tabling an "attractive pitch" to the 21-year-old, per SEN's Sam Edmund.

While the Blues' chase for Cerra has been considered stronger than the rest of the pack, Melbourne could shock Carlton in luring the former first-round selection to Gosch's Paddock.

Edmund reports that the Demons are set to contest with the Blues for Cerra, despite their lack of valuable trade assets in the form of draft picks.

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In a swap with Brisbane last year, Melbourne moved on their first-round pick in this year's draft in order to attain multiple picks from the Lions.

That trade has left the Demons with their first selection come draft night currently placed at No. 33 overall.

The Blues however, will take Pick 6 into this off-season, a bargaining chip that will likely lure the interest of the Dockers.

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Adam Cerra of the Dockers celebrates after scoring a goal during the round five AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

With Cerra yet to announce his preferred destination though, the Blues' available salary and draft hand may not be enough to get a deal done should the Fremantle midfielder take a liking to what the Demons have to offer.

Melbourne are currently one win away from finishing their 2021 campaign as Grand Finalists and could snap their 57-year premiership drought should they remain undefeated this post-season.

Essendon, Hawthorn and Richmond have also been linked to Cerra's services in the past, however are reportedly unable to compete with the Blues for the onballer's estimated asking price.