MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 10: Brodie Grundy of the Magpies and Max Gawn of the Demons compete for the ball during the 2019 AFL round 12 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Melbourne Demons at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Port Adelaide are understood to be keeping tabs on contracted Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy's situation ahead of the off-season, however "don't see" the Magpies star leaving Victoria at season's end.

Grundy has emerged as a potential trade target in recent weeks after the rise of second-string tall Darcy Cameron in his absence, with the Magpies currently on a 10-game winning streak and sitting in the top three on the ladder.

Reports have speculated that Grundy firms as a chance to depart Olympic Park this year, despite currently being tied to Collingwood until the end of the 2027 season.

The Giants have already been closely linked with the 28-year-old amid a potential overhaul of their list, however the Magpies, and Grundy, have given no indication they plan to split.

The situation has continued to be met with external conjecture, with Grundy's name again tied to another rival club.

According to 7 News' Tom Browne, the Power are keeping notice of the situation that surrounds the South Australian.

Port Adelaide is interested in where Grundy is going to end up and his trade status at the end of the year,” Browne said on Wednesday night.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Rowan Marshall of the Saints and Brodie Grundy of the Magpies compete in the ruck during the round 3 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the St Kilda Saints at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

“But at this stage the Power don’t see Grundy leaving Victoria.

“If Grundy approves, Collingwood is expected to gauge his trade interest post-season.”

Port Adelaide have been forced to experiment with their ruck stocks this season, having relied on forward pair Jeremy Finlayson and Charlie Dixon to carry the workload in the absence of veteran tall Scott Lycett.

The pair have flourished in several matches in the makeshift role, however the Power are likely to assess their options before next season.

Grundy would carry with him a reported salary in the vicinity of $1 million per season for the next five years, with any interested suitor likely to ask the Magpies to fork up a portion of the payload.

The two-time All-Australian has not featured in Craig McRae's lineup since Round 6, having suffered a knee injury before making his return through the VFL.