PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Sam Powell-Pepper of the Power handballs during the round 17 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide duo Sam Powell-Pepper and Peter Ladhams are being courted by two rivals at the start of the trade period.

Ladhams was reportedly told by Port Adelaide to explore his options away from Alberton. The ruckman has been linked with moves to St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs, with both teams in search of another ruck option.

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But a new suitor has emerged for Ladhams according to a report from Fox Sports journalist Tom Morris, with Sydney renewing its interest in him. The Swans made a play at Ladhams last year but were unable to pry him out of Port Adelaide.

However, now with the Power seemingly more willing to let him go, the Swans are reportedly keeping a close eye on the situation.

Ladhams is keen to be a number one ruck and the Power have made it clear to him that they see Scott Lycett as their man going forward.

Brisbane is another team on the lookout for some height to add to their list. However, they are mainly looking for some backup and cover as opposed to an out-and-out number one ruckman.

Morris is also reporting that Powell-Pepper is keen to remain at the Power but wants more midfield minutes, which seems unlikely to happen next year.

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West Coast is reportedly keen on the big-bodied midfielder and has registered an interest with the Power. Port would like to keep Powell-Pepper according to the report but would be willing to let him go in pursuit of a more permanent midfield role.

Powell-Pepper averaged just under 14 disposals per game this year in his 16 matches but played as a forward-mid.