Crows forward Shane McAdam has requested a trade away from Adelaide ahead of next season, expressing a desire to be traded to a Victorian club.

The 28-year-old is currently without a contract for next year and has played 50 games across four seasons for the Crows.

According to journalist Michelangelo Rucci via SEN SA on Wednesday afternoon, the livewire forward had been surveying his trade options and has come to the decision to explore a trade to the Demons.

A two-year contract offer from Adelaide is reportedly on the table, however, the forward would prefer a three-year deal.

In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, the Crows expressed that while they would "continue talks with McAdam and his management in the lead-up to the upcoming trade period", the forward had officially expressed a desire to move on.

At present, Melbourne currently holds picks 5, 15, 24, 34 and 89 at the 2023 AFL Draft in order to get a deal done.

McAdam, who hails from Sturt in South Australia, is also the half-brother of Collingwood forward Ash Johnson, who recently re-committed to the Magpies.

Adelaide secured McAdam's services in 2018 as part of Mitch McGovern's switch from West Lakes to Princes Park.

The Crows recently re-signed midfielder Matt Crouch to a two-year contract extension and are in the midst of discussions with in-demand free-agent defender Tom Doedee.

This year's trade period commences on October 9.