According to Herald Sun reporter Jon Ralph, the Doggies, fresh off their grand final defeat, are very much in the race alongside the Cats.
“The Dogs have not escalated that conversation yet, but they’re only 48 hours apart from a Grand Final," Ralph said on AFL Tonight.
“It’s a conversation Geelong will have internally – whether it’s very low interest, with it going to escalate in the next couple of weeks so they might do a deal on it."
Ladhams played on 17 occasions for the Power in season 2021, managing to boot 13 goals, with the South Australian deputising the likes of Lycett, Charlie Dixon and Mitch Georgiades.
With there being several players that are ahead of him in the pecking order, a move elsewhere may very well be just the trick to get him back into form.
Additionally, the aforementioned English has, according to Ralph, committed himself to the Luke Beveridge's side after speculation his services could be plied elsewhere.
“My understanding is that English is really keen to stay in Melbourne. He’ll wait until midway through next year to consider a contract extension,” Ralph said.
To avoid the scenario repeating itself again it would be wise for the Bulldogs to target Ladhams as well, with his young age still meaning he has plenty of growth left in him in terms of his footballing ability.
Conversely, a move to Kardinia Park to play under Chris Scott is a big possibility as well, with Geelong's list not one that boasts young talent.
With Rhys Stanley now 30 years of age, Mark Blicavs' best position being down back and Esava Ratugolea being unable to patch together a true run of form, another ruckman is exactly what the Cats need.
Ladhams would likely be closer to a flag should he move to Whitten Oval, with the bulk of Geelong's stars coming into the final years of their footballing careers, however it remains to be seen what each club is willing to offer him in terms of money and if that could sway him.
There is no doubt that this saga is one to keep an eye on over the course of trade period 2021.