MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10: Daniel Talia of the Crows handballs whilst being tackled by Jack Silvagni of the Blues during the round 16 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 10, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Richmond have been revealed as a keen suitor for axed Crows defender Daniel Talia, who is weighing up his future after not being offered a new deal by Adelaide past the 2021 season.

Talia, a two-time All-Australian with the Crows, is understood to be gaining strong interest from rival clubs, with Nine News Adelaide reporting the Tigers and Cats are among those eyeing the veteran backman.

The Tigers could see Talia as an ideal replacement for retired defender David Astbury, with the reigning premiers hoping to strengthen their list ahead of the 2022 season after a 12th-placed finish this year.

Geelong would also be looking into Talia's services after showing some weakness in the absence of cult hero and All-Australian defender Tom Stewart in recent weeks, while the club is yet to confirm a new deal for veteran backman Lachie Henderson.

"The Tigers have a fair amount of love for Daniel Talia, and they're not the only ones," Nine News' Josh Money revealed.

"Several clubs have sounded him out, the two considered most interested are Richmond and Geelong.

"Still just 29, he'll be a delisted free agent, costing nothing, and believes he can still play up to another three or four years.

"It was of course a messy breakup at the Crows, Talia didn't attend Saturday's best and fairest.

"He's got s point to prove and he's open to the move, but has to decide whether he wants to up-route his young family or stay and focus on his life post-football."

Talia failed to add to his 200 games at West Lakes this season after battling a foot injury throughout the course of his 11th campaign with the Crows.

The Malcolm Blight medalist was touted as a "perfect fit" for Punt Road, with Hawks great Jordan Lewis recently stating Talia could aid the Tigers to rekindle their premiership credentials.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Daniel Talia of the Crows handballs whilst being tackled by Jack Higgins of the Tigers during the round 16 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

"From a Daniel Talia point of view, with the Astbury retirement, it seems to be a perfect fit if they wanted to get someone in to strengthen their back-line", Lewis said while speaking on SEN.

"To be a ready-made player and a lot of experience to give them another shot at the flag next year.

"For me, the Richmond Football Club seems likely. I know they get [Noah] Balta back and they might structure up there."

Talia has also gained interest from Essendon in the past, with there to be some belief the Bombers could come after the 29-year-old's signature once again now he is available.