Carlton have tabled a deal for in-demand Docker Blake Acres after his career-best season, per the West Australian, reportedly putting more money on the table than their trade rivals.
Acres has impressed throughout 2022, averaging 21.3 disposals, 5.6 marks and 2.8 tackles across his 18 outings and has been the subject of plenty of trade speculation.
The 26-year-old begun his career at St Kilda, drafted with pick 19 in the 2013 national draft, making his debut in Round 7 of the following year.
Joining Fremantle after six seasons as a Saint, Acres has gone on to play 43 games, becoming a valuable player for the finals bound Dockers.
With an elimination final bout looming though, in what could be Fremantle's last game for the year, Acres remains unsigned for the 2023 season, with the Blues reportedly leading the chase to obtain his signature.
Reports from the West Australian suggest that while the Dockers have tabled a two-year deal worth around $200,000 and $300,000 per season to the wingman, the Blues have offered a three-year, $350,000 contract to lure him back to Victoria.
Carlton are not the only club interested in Acres though, with both Geelong and North Melbourne keeping a keen eye on the 26-year-old.
Fremantle will fight to keep their season alive in next Sunday's elimination final against the Western Bulldogs, set to get underway at Optus Stadium at 8:10pm AEST.