PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Adam Cerra of the Dockers celebrates after scoring a goal during the round five AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Wantaway Docker Adam Cerra is reportedly set to nominate Carlton as his preferred landing spot, according to Fox Sports' Tom Morris.

The Blues have been seen as the front-runners to acquire Cerra's services this off-season, with the 21-year-old formally requesting a move back to Victoria last month.

Now, as per Morris' report, the gun midfielder is expected to officially request a move to Ikon Park as early as next week.

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Carlton look to have edged out Melbourne for Cerra's signature, with the Demons understood to have placed a tempting proposal toward the Fremantle onballer.

The Hawks, Bombers and Tigers were also linked to Cerra throughout the course of this season, however the Blues have held onto the lead for most of the race.

Cerra has amassed a strong start to his career in purple, emerging into a reliable ball-magnet in the Docker's midfield alongside Nat Fyfe, David Mundy and fellow 2017 National Draft first-round selection Andrew Brayshaw.

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: Adam Cerra of the Dockers signals for the ball during the round 10 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Optus Stadium on May 27, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The Eastern Ranges product has played 76 games for Fremantle since making his debut in 2018, recording career averages of 17.18 disposals, 2.97 tackles and 2.83 inside 50s.