Sydney Swans Training Session
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: Jordan Dawson of the Swans catches the ball during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Lakeside Oval on March 05, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

9News Adelaide's Josh Money reports that the Crows will "pretty aggressively" chase out-of-contract Swans defender Jordan Dawson at season's end.

However, Money believes that "there is a big-money, four-year offer on the table" from Sydney to retain the 24-year old. He also states that a number of Victorian clubs are keen on him.

AFL Media last week reported that multiple clubs, including the Crows, are interested in securing Dawson for 2022.

As well as being a local attraction for Dawson, Adelaide is also supposedly one of four teams with the most room in their salary cap at the end of this year, according to Fox Sports' Tom Morris.

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It is understood that Dawson is yet to engage in talks with the Swans on a new contract and is waiting until at least the mid-season bye before deciding on his future.

The damaging left-footer has been an essential part of Sydney's rise so far this season, averaging a career-high 21 disposals across half-back.

Throughout his five years in the league, Dawson has been trialled in the midfield and across half-forward in addition to defence by Swans coach John Longmire, and reportedly "wants some stability" in terms of his position.

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Dawson was selected by Sydney with Pick 56 in the 2015 National Draft.

It comes as fellow South Australian Will Hayward is expected to be targeted during the trade period, with Kane Cornes urging the Crows to pursue the forward.

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The 22-year-old is contracted until 2024, but has played in just five of Sydney's nine games thus far and may seek more opportunities elsewhere beyond 2021.

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  1. IF Adelaide has a “war chest” there are only two targets they should (make sure) they get…. Jack Lukosius and Izak Rankine.

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