SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07: Tanner Bruhn of the Giants celebrates kicking a goal during the AFL Community Series match between the Sydney Swans and the Gold Coast Suns at GIANTS Stadium on March 07, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Geelong have their eyes firmly set on acquiring more talent from rival clubs in the off-season with the eyes of Andrew Mackie and his list management team reportedly set on GWS youngster Tanner Bruhn.

Bruhn's name has been bandied about in recent weeks as another Giants player who may seek the pastures of home sooner rather than later.

The Victorian has attracted the interest of the top of the ladder Cats according to a Herald Sun report.

The Cattery would be a likely destination should Bruhn decide to leave GWS with the 20-year-old being a former Geelong Grammar boy. reporter Cal Twomey reported just last week that Bruhn has been offered a two-year extension with the Giants but is yet to put pen to paper.

"He’s considering a move back to Victoria,” Twomey told SEN. 

“He’s out of contract in only his second year at the Giants. He’s got family pull back home.

“He’s had a two-year contract put in front of him from the Giants for some time now, but so far, he’s not signed it.

“They’re very keen to keep him, clearly, they used pick 12 on him in the 2020 draft.

“He’s the only top 15 pick from that year’s draft who isn’t signed beyond this year. There are obviously some warning signs there.

“It’s not opportunity-based, he’s played 11 games this season and 13 last year, had a good game recently with a couple of goals and 24 touches against North Melbourne.

“He’s a really talented player. There’s going to be clubs looking at him for sure and they’re all aware he’s considering a move back home.”

Geelong's play for Bruhn could be aided by the retirement of some ageing stars with both Luke Dalhaus and Shaun Higgins without a deal for next year. Joel Selwood is also without a 2023 contract but you'd imagine he would secure one should he so wish.

Bruhn could join star Tim Tararnto on the flight back to Victoria at the end of the season with Taranto reportedly gaining interest from a number of clubs from his home state.

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According to 3AW's Sam McClure, RichmondGeelongEssendon and Collingwood are all in the frame for the services of Taranto.

“The clubs that are in for him are the big clubs – we’re talking Richmond, Collingwood, Essendon, Geelong. Maybe even St Kilda, although I think they would be further down the line. They were interested in him a couple of years ago.

Tim Taranto, I think, will end up being the one that is squeezed out and there are going to be plenty of suitors as I’ve just told you.”