GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: Darcy Fort of the Cats celebrates a goal during the round nine AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Western Bulldogs at GMHBA Stadium on May 18, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Brisbane are eyeing Geelong's Darcy Fort to add some much-needed depth to their ruck stocks, according to The Age's Daniel Cherny.

A second straight-sets finals exit in three years has the Lions desperate to remain inside their premiership window.

After bringing in big-name recruits Joe Daniher and Lachie Neale in recent years, Brisbane are now looking to be thrifty with their trade targets, with rival clubs are reportedly aware of Brisbane's desire for another ready-made ruck option at the trade table.

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The Queensland side relied heavily on Oscar McInerney this year with only limited ruck support coming from developing tall Tom Fullarton and Daniher.

Fort, who was unable to break into Geelong's senior side in 2021, presents a cheaper option to assist McInerney with ruck duties.

The 28-year-old has managed only eight games in his three seasons at the Cats, with Rhys Stanley and Esava Ratugolea favoured over Fort's services.

Despite being contracted at Geelong until the end of 2022, The Age has reported that the 204cm Fort is now on the Lions' radar.

Geelong is yet to indicate whether they would be open to trading the ruckman.

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Brisbane have also been linked to young Giants tall Kieren Briggs, who showed promising glimpses throughout this season.

Meanwhile, the Cats are also preparing for youngster Jordan Clark to request a trade, with the West Australian meeting with Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir last week.

Tall forward Nathan Kreuger is also expected to leave the Cattery, with Collingwood looming as the most likely destination for the 22-year-old.