MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 6: Levi Casboult of the Blues celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL round 03 match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Both the Lions and Suns have reportedly thrown their hat in the ring for ousted Blues big man Levi Casboult.

The 31-year-old was told by Carlton last month that his services were no longer required at Princes Park with speculation mounting over whether the tall will press on with his playing career or call it a day.

There was also talk in August that Casboult had interest from Stuart Dew's side, however the latest news from The Herald Sun is that the Lions have shown desire to secure his services too.

It is reported that although the Lions have very little wiggle room in their salary cap, their list management team are adamant they can bring in Casboult on a minimum salary of $120,000 per season.

Brisbane already have a number of big names on their books with the likes of Lachie Neale, Joe Daniher and other star players commanding massive contracts, restricting the spending power of Chris Fagan's side.

Affectionately named 'Big Levi' by the Carlton faithful, the two-metre tall is renowned for his aerial dominance and having some of the safest pair of hands in the game due to his vice-like grip he gets on the footy.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Levi Casboult of the Blues marks the ball during a Carlton Blues AFL training session at Southport Sharks Oval on December 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The Victorian-born veteran debuted for the Blues in 2012, managing to play 154 games for Carlton and booting 156 majors after persistent injury problems marred his career.

Playing as both a ruck and a forward, Casboult is a versatile presence who can be utilised across the ground - something that both of the interested parties are in need of.

However, the capture of Tigers tall Mabior Chol by the Suns may see their interest in Casboult peter out, with the likes of Jarrod Witts and Matt Conroy due to come back into the side after stints on the sidelines with major injuries.

Still, Chris Fagan's Brisbane side may be in need of another tall to use around the ground to deputise Oscar McInerney and Tom Fullarton should any of them require time off.

The Lions couldn't make it count when it mattered against the Bulldogs in the semi-final and will be hoping that a few inclusions during trade period could help them towards their first flag in 19 years.