PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 03: Tim Kelly of the Cats handpasses the ball during the 2019 AFL round 20 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Optus Stadium on August 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Geelong midfielder Tim Kelly will request a trade back to Western Australia at season’s end, to be closer to his family, according to the Herald Sun.

The Cats were hopeful of keeping Kelly at the club in 2020, but he will once again request a move back home.

West Coast is Kelly’s preferred destination, although Kelly won’t officially confirm his trade request until after the Cats’ season is over.

The Eagles are reportedly set to offer Kelly a six-year deal, that could see him earn $5 million over six years.

Kelly will prioritise his family above anything else, as he and his partner Caitlyn have struggled with their young family to be away from Western Australia.

Kelly has three children, and one of them has been diagnosed with autism, while another is showing early signs of learning difficulties.

The Eagles have picks 17 and 23 in this year’s draft, while the Cats are reportedly after at least two first-round selections.