PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Tim English of the Bulldogs and Rory Lobb of the Dockers contest the ruck during the round 6 AFL match between Fremantle and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on April 27, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The future of Fremantle Dockers big man Rory Lobb remains as an intriguing story, with recent reports linking him to a move interstate despite being contracted at the Dockers until the end of 2023.

It comes as Lobb, 28, has been reported to be relatively open about a potential move away from the Dockers, but talks are yet to commence with other clubs.

Speaking on Fox Footy, reporter Jon Ralph said although a move is unlikely, Lobb's manager Colin Young couldn't deny one completely.

“He (Young) tells me that neither he or Lobb have spoken to a Victoria-based club and the expectation is that he is more likely to stay in Perth,” Ralph said.

“But, his partner who works in marketing does have a full-time job opportunity to work with former Fremantle chief executive Steve Rosich at the Victorian Racing Club, which is certainly something that she is mulling over.

“He’s got two years left on a $700,000 deal. Young said it’s unlikely that he would move but he couldn’t categorically deny it.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 04: Rory Lobb of the Dockers taps the ball during the 2019 JLT Community Series AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Collingwood Magpies at HBF Arena on March 04, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

“How’s this for a hypothetical trade: what if Paddy Ryder from St Kilda wanted to be closer to his family in Perth, what if Rory Lobb just lobbed to St Kilda? He’s 29 next year and would be a very handy replacement. That’s just a thought.”

Lobb has had an impressive last month of football, but looks set to face time on the sidelines with an apparent syndesmosis injury that forced him out of the Dockers' Thursday night loss to Geelong.

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