The Carlton football club have been revealed as the front runner for Fremantle winger Blake Acres.
Although many clubs are reportedly after Acres, Carlton is in the box seat, according to SEN WA's Kim Hagdorn.
Acres is enjoying a strong season amidst the Dockers' push for their first finals campaign since 2015, and is no stranger to moving clubs, having been traded from St Kilda at the end of 2019.
“Blake Acres looks more likely to take a deal elsewhere," Hagdorn said on SEN WA Drive.
"There’s several deals on offer, three and some of four years, for Blake Acres to leave Fremantle.
"He could well be going to Carlton. They’ve jumped to the front of the race."
This news comes amidst much speculation that Fremantle is attempting a salary cap dump to land Melbourne ruckman Luke Jackson, with Fremantle players Rory Lobb, Nathan Wilson and Griffin Logue already set to seek trades elsewhere.
“Griffin Logue is almost absolutely certain to leave Fremantle because of the deals he’s getting offered out of Melbourne town, teams in Victoria are chasing Griffin Logue because of the season he’s had and the versatility he’s shown" Hagdorn said.
“Time of the deal is a big thing relating to Griffin Logue and Blake Acres to leave Fremantle."
Acres is out of contract at the end of this year and is yet to put pen to paper at Fremantle.