An off-contract Blue is considered 'likely' to find a new home after this season, as a rival Victorian club has reportedly registered its interest in the midfielder.

On the outs at Carlton over the course of the past two seasons, Paddy Dow is understood to be every chance of departing Princes Park via trade agreement this October.

Heralded midfielders Sam Walsh, Patrick Cripps, Adam Cerra, Matthew Kennedy, and George Hewett all appear ahead of Dow on the Blues' engine-room depth chart, leaving the out-of-contract ball-winner on the outside looking in at most Carlton team selections.

However, with Walsh, Cerra, and Kennedy all battling injuries throughout this season, the 2017 No. 3 draft selection has been afforded a reprieve, given the chance to prove his list worth before the cessation of the season and his contract officially expires.

According to the Herald Sun, Dow's most recent opponent, St Kilda, is 'one interested party' as the off-season and trade-time approach.

The 23-year-old showcased an inspired performance against the Saints last Sunday, registering a season-high 22 disposals to go along with four tackles, five inside-50s, and seven clearances as the Blues toppled St Kilda in the second half at Marvel Stadium.

While Dow's form may be trending upward, the Blues still appear likely to try and offload the evasive accumulator, with the Herald Sun's report adding 'a multi-year deal' is expected to await Dow at a rival club starting in 2024.

Dow, though, isn't the only off-contract Blue whose footballing future has been the subject of speculation. Father-son forward Jack Silvagni, swingman Mitch McGovern, and fringe midfielder-forward Lachie Fogarty represent the additional intriguing Blues currently without deals heading into 2024.

On the other side of the ledger, Carlton's list committee is reportedly zeroing in on St Kilda midfielder-forward Jade Gresham, who holds a restricted-free-agent status this year.

Plenty of player movement is slated to play out this October.