Following the club's second successive exit at the preliminary final stage earlier this month, Port Adelaide general manager of football Chris Davies has stated that the Power are in the market for reinforcements next season.
Speaking to SEN on Monday, Davies provided fans of the Alberton-based side with updates on prospective trade targets Jordan Dawson and Jeremey Finlayson.
Dawson has told the Swans in recent weeks that he would be seeking a move this off-season due to their salary cap situation and his South Australian origins.
Although no official announcement has been made at the time of writing, Davies was of the view that it was a matter of when and not if the out-of-contract 24-year-old will request a trade after meeting with both Adelaide and Port.
“Jordan has spoken with both clubs, I imagine his decision with where he wants to play his football in the future is imminent,” he told SEN’s Dwayne’s World.
“As a club, we thought we put our best foot forward.
“We think we have a program right now that is compelling, and players that come to our club from other footy clubs generally play better footy at Port Adelaide than what they have at their previous club.”
Like Dawson, a move south-west from Sydney by Finlayson would come due to family ties.
However, given the uncertainty the trade period provides, Davies could not categorically state that the 25-year-old would be at the club next year.
“We’re moving into the trade period with an open mind to where we’re going to end up,” he said.
“It’s fair to suggest that Jeremy has links to South Australia, and in regards to that particular medical that happened, we just want to be ahead of the game so that if we do get through the trade period and Jeremy becomes an option then we’re well placed to get that done.
“I’d suggest that our primary target is Jordan Dawson, but if that wasn’t to come to fruition we’ll look at other ways to improve our list.”
Port Adelaide will enter the trade period with a draft hand comprised of picks 16, 60, 70 and 71.