PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 25: Karl Amon of the Power kicks the ball into the forward line during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Leederville Oval on February 25, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide football boss Chris Davies has conceded there is growing worry each day that free agent Karl Amon could depart Alberton for Victoria at season's end.

Amon has gained reported interest from several clubs looking to pry the wingman back to his home state, with St Kilda, Carlton, Hawthorn and Melbourne among those linked to the 26-year-old.

The Power midfielder is yet to indicate a desire to depart Port Adelaide this year, however it is understood talks have been placed on hold for later in the year.

While the two parties will continue to work in tandem to push for a top-eight finish for the season, the off-field intricacies are sure to be a focus for those keen to know where Amon's future may lie.

Speaking on SEN SA, Davies admitted the longer Amon remained unsigned the more cause for concern there was in believing his services would be in South Australia from next season.

“I think the longer it goes on with all of these guys, probably the less likely they are to sign,” Davies said.

“But having said that, Karl is clearly invested in the 2022 season and where we end up. It’s a player’s right nowadays to explore free agency.

“The club has done a good thing by Karl over time, but equally he has been a really good servant for us.

“I’m sure that as the season goes on, it’ll get some media more commentary. I’d like to think that both Karl and the club are going to be mature enough to be able to work through that on a week by week basis again.

“But the longer it goes on, the less likely it is.”

Building speculation has strongly tied Amon to the Saints, where his mother, Katrina, is the indigenous development officer.

While it has been reported that Amon and the Moorabbin club will hold talks on a potential partnership, Davies revealed the midfielder is yet to notify the club of a desire to leave this off-season.

“There’s been no decision made," Davies said. "Don’t forget, the club has a role in this as well as to what plays out.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Karl Amon of the Power kicks the ball during the round six AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the St Kilda Saints at Adelaide Oval on April 25, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

“Obviously Karl is a fantastic guy who has provided some real maturity and leadership and we’ve been really pleased with the way he has grown as a person over the last few years.

“He’s certainly a leader amongst our Aboriginal group of players. If he does decide to go, we’ll be really pleased with what Karl has given us over time, but equally he’s playing some really good footy at the moment.

“It’s going to be a really significant decision for us both.”

Amon has played 116 games for the Power since joining the club as a steal in the 2013 National Draft, landing at 68th overall in the count.

The Hampton product enjoyed a career-best campaign last season in earning a place in the All-Australian of 40, narrowly missing out on a midfield spot in the final 22-man side.