BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Tom Lynch of the Crows celebrates after kicking a goal during the round nine AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at The Gabba on May 20, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Rival AFL teams have set their eyes on the Adelaide Crows’ contract negotiations with forward Tom Lynch, it is said that the potential deal not going so smoothly, which could expose the 27-year-old to other clubs, according to the Herald Sun.

The Herald Sun has reported that contract negotiations between Lynch and the team have been disrupted due to disagreement on the forwards value and desired length of contract.

The two-time All-Australian nominee will make his return this weekend when the Crows take on St Kilda at Etihad Stadium after being sidelined the first two rounds due to torso strain and illness.

The agreement is said to still be some time away, with Adelaide also in the middle of contracts negotiations with their star midfielder Rory Sloane.

“All I would say is that it is laughable what gets put around in the media about different contracts and different players at different times of the year,” Crows insider Mark Ricciuto said on Adelaide radio.

“It is laughable when you actually know what is going on.”

No doubt that if Adelaide let Lynch slip, he’ll be a prime target for other teams, particularly Victorian clubs – being Lynch’s native state.