Shaun Higgins "will find his way to Geelong", according to Herald Sun football reporter Jon Ralph.
It would see the star midfielder swap the vertical stripes of North Melbourne for the darker blue hoops of Geelong, with the veteran now almost certain to be at Kardina Park next year.
Although Higgins still has much to think about given he is contracted to the Kangaroos until the end of next year, the 32-year-old admits he is still looking at all options.
However, Ralph told Fox Footy's AFL Tonight that the Kangaroos will be happy trading the back-to-back best and fairest winner.
“Put down the glasses: He will find his way to Geelong. I think there is nothing surer than that,” Ralph told AFL Tonight.
“He was really honourable last year, as he just spoke about, he would’ve gone to Geelong but he was more than happy to accept a contract for less money and certainly less tenure. Twelve months on, the circumstances have changed.
“Put down the glasses, ignore all the doublespeak there: He wants to go home, he and his wife have a bub and they have twins on the way. They’re very keen to get back to Geelong where his family is.”
Meanwhile, embattled midfielder Jared Polec looks set to stay at Arden Street as he has not generated enough interest from rival clubs to make a trade for him.