Essendon is reportedly showing strong interest in two-time Geelong premiership player Matthew Stokes.
Stokes kicked 203 goals in 189 career games with the Cats after making his debut in 2006.
He was an integral member of Geelong’s premiership sides of 2007 and 2011.
Stokes, 31, has been playing in the Northern Territory Football League since being let go by Geelong at the end of last season.
Strong interest from the Bombers in two-time premiership Cat Mathew Stokes. Bit to play out in coming days. 31yo, has been playing NTFL
— Mitch Cleary (@cleary_mitch) January 19, 2016