MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: Matthew Scharenberg of the Magpies in action during the 2019 AFL round 15 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Marvel Stadium on June 29, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Collingwood defender Matt Scharenberg is believed to be considering a move home to South Australia in the upcoming off-season.

The 25-year-old has played just three games for the Magpies this season after struggling to break into the side's strong defensive lineup.

With Scharenberg having family in South Australia, The Herald Sun are reporting that the Crows could be a potential suitor as the club looks to rebuild.

The Magpies will likely have to say goodbye to a number of experienced players, with Darcy Moore and Jordan De Goey set to demand a large sum of their salary as the pair remain without a contract for 2021.

Scharenberg is likely to be one of those players on the outer, while Tom Phillips' name has been tossed up as gettable.

Forward Brody Mihocek is understood to be upset with the club's latest contract offer and could head for the exit, while the future of Jaidyn Stephenson remains in question.

Scharenberg has played 41 games for the Magpies since being taken with the No.6 pick in the 2013 draft.