Emerging Fremantle star Adam Cerra star is reportedly "reluctant" to sign a contract extension, per SEN's Sam Edmund.
It is believed that Cerra has had a four-year, $3 million offer on the table for several weeks but is weighing up a move back to Victoria.
Edmund said on SEN Breakfast on Wednesday morning that rival clubs have informed him Cerra is “highly, highly likely to come home to Victoria," naming Essendon and Carlton as the two clubs with the most interest.
It follows a report from Fox Sports' Tom Morris that the Dockers had offered the 21-year old a $750,000 deal, but that if he opted to leave, predicted the Bombers as a potential landing spot.
"I’s not about the money or the Dockers for him. It’s about where he wants to live. His family was devastated when Freo drafted him so there is a big lure to get him home from loved ones," Morris said in his lunchtime trade chat on Tuesday.
“The Dockers’ main priority is topping up with another midfielder or two, which amplifies if Cerra asks for a trade.
“If I had to have a stab at it (his decision) I would say a Victorian club. Essendon.”
The Blues have already been linked to Cerra, with previous reports stating they have tabled the young midfielder an offer similar to Fremantle's - $3 million offer over four years.
Cerra has played 64 AFL games for Fremantle since being drafted by the club out of the Eastern Ranges with Pick 5 in the 2017 AFL draft.