The Western Bulldogs are set to turn Caleb Daniel into a one-club player with a long-term contract extension on the verge of being signed.
Daniel has developed into one of the better defenders in the sport, becoming a good news story after being taken with pick 46 in the 2014 AFL draft.
Making his debut during the 2015 season, Daniel made his debut during 2015 and is rapidly approaching 150 games for the club.
Winning the premiership in 2016 with the Bulldogs in a year he was a nominee for the Rising Star award, and making the grand final last year, Daniel was named to the All-Australian side in 2020, and is a consistent performer.
He managed 22 games last season for the Bulldogs, averaging almost 25 disposals per game.
According to The Herald Sun, the Bulldogs are set to confirm Daniel on a five-year free agency deal, which would lock him into the club until at least the end of the 2027 season, and until he is on the wrong side of 30.
The Bulldogs have a long off-contract list including Bailey Smith, Bailey Dale, Tim English, Josh Dunkley and Alex Keath, while Jackson Macrae has already signed a new five-year deal.
It's understood the Bulldogs club authorities are quietly confident of retaining most of their off-contract players for 2023 and beyond.
While no exact timeline on when Daniel's re-signing announcement will be made, it's understood he is on the verge of signing and could be confirmed in the coming weeks.