Grundy, 28, is signed to a $1 million-per-season contract with Collingwood until 2027, although it is understood that the Pies are willing to contribute as much as $300,000 of his annual salary according to Fox Sports.
Hopper, 24, is contracted for the 2023 season at the Giants, but GWS Football GM Jason McCartney was coy on his future in a recent interview on SEN Breakfast.
"Jacob is contracted and that [whether he will be at GWS in 2023] will be something we’ll need to sit down with Jacob and work through with his management," McCartney said.
Accomodating two sizeable contracts would be an administrative feat given the star-power on their list.
However, some timely retirements may enable them to accomodate the roughly $600,000 and $700,000 a year contracts Hopper and Grundy would command respectively, according to SEN's Sam Edmund.
"Higgins and Dahlhaus [are] coming to the end of their careers this year... that frees up some money."
"Could the Cats even back-end a Grundy deal coinciding with the eventual retirements, whenever they might be, of Hawkins, Selwood, Isaac Smith and the like?"
Geelong are this year's minor premiers and the current premiership favourite heading into week one of the AFL finals.