ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: Max Lynch of the Magpies and Reilly O'Brien of the Crows compete for the ball during the 2021 AFL Round 12 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Collingwood Magpies at Adelaide Oval on June 5, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Hawthorn are in a position to gain and lose a ruckman this trade period, as the Waverley Park club have reportedly re-set their sights on Collingwood big man Max Lynch.

Following reports last season that the Hawks were in the market for the 23-year-old, The Herald Sun has suggested that Sam Mitchell's side are readying themselves for another bid to land Lynch.

Having been drafted with the 51st pick of the 2017 rookie draft, the two-metre tall prospect has managed just three-games at AFL level, and across his pair of appearances in 2021, the mulleted Magpie averaged 20.5 hitouts and 11.5 disposals in a black and white jumper.

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This latest revelation comes in the wake of news that the club are seeking to part ways with fellow ruck Jonathan Ceglar who remains contracted to the Hawks for another season.

Should the former Murray Bushranger remain in brown and gold stripes next year, he will become an unrestricted free agent at the cessation of 2022.

However, according to a tweet from SEN's Sam Edmund, Hawthorn are currently prepared to eat up to half of Ceglar's $350,000 contract for next season to shift him from their roster.

Edmund also suggested that should Geelong ruckman Darcy Fort head north to the Lions this off-season, the 30-year-old Ceglar would likely land in Corio in an effort to relieve the Cats' previous ruck stock qualms.

In another twist to this multi-club rucking merry-go-round, Port's Peter Ladhams is still being linked with a switch to the Swans.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Peter Ladhams and Charlie Dixon of the Power look dejected after losing the AFL Second Preliminary Final match between Port Adelaide Power and Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval on September 11, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

But in the eyes of Edmund, if the mustachioed twin-threat does trade Alberton for Moore Park, Ladhams will play predominantly as a forward given former Sun, Saint and Eagle Tom Hickey's rise to prominence at stoppages this season.

All of these mooted moves come in the wake of 202cm North Melbourne ruck Tristan Xerri's official request to join the Saints that was made on Wednesday evening.

St Kilda will be forced to part with a pick to land the Western Jets product, as the 22-year-old Xerri remains contracted for another year at Arden Street.