As reported by The West Australian, Brander and the Eagles are yet to agree to a contract extension, placing some doubt over the 22-year-old's future in Perth.
The Eagles have moved to secure the services of several key players this season, with Oscar Allen, Brad Sheppard, Dom Sheed, Liam Ryan and Jackson Nelson among those to have recently signed new deals.
Gun defender Liam Duggan is also tipped to be on the verge of locking away his future to the blue and gold, according to The West Australian's report.
However, West Coast remain to have an extensive list of players joining Brander in being unsigned for next season.
West Coast premiership coach Mick Malthouse urged the Eagles to re-sign Kennedy and Hurn this week when speaking on ABC Sports Talk.
“Age is not the barrier. If the player is playing good football, you re-contract that player,” Malthouse said.
“When I look at West Coast, Josh Kennedy is an outstanding player. When he plays, he’s dangerous, he’s accurate, he’s competitive.
“If he is willing to play, you do not move him on.
“They can’t afford to lose players of the calibre of Kennedy and Hurn. They are still highly valuable players.
“If they were mid 20s playing like they do now, this wouldn’t be an issue.
“The last thing you want to see is their legacy tarnished by playing seconds footy."
Meanwhile, Hawthorn are understood to be holding off on list calls for several fringe players at Waverley.
According to The Herald Sun, forward-turned-defender Tim O'Brien is among those who will be waiting on new deals, with their future at the Hawks an uncertainty.
The report suggests Hawthorn will wait until after the VFL season has concluded before making calls for those players on the outskirts of the senior side.
Despite playing 19 games at AFL level this season, O'Brien will be forced into a nervous wait before knowing his future.