West Coast Eagles recruiting manager Rohan O'Brien has addressed trade rumours involving key defender Tom Barrass and livewire forward Liam Ryan.

Barrass and Ryan, both contracted at the Eagles next season, have been linked to moves away from Lathlain amid West Coast's impending list overhaul.

The 27-year-old Barrass, who is contracted at West Coast until he hits free agency in 2026, has been tied to the Sydney Swans, as well as additional rival clubs in recent reports.

Speaking via AFL.com.au's Gettable on Wednesday, O'Brien responded to the rumblings surrounding their key stopper.

"Tom is a contracted player, and all the commentary seems to be coming from outside the club at the moment," O'Brien started.

"I've had no indication from Tom or his management at all that he would be thinking about a move, and from our point of view he's a required player.

"So, as much as there's a lot of talk about it, from within the four walls, there's been nothing at all."

As for Ryan, the diminutive forward has been linked to Hawthorn in recent days, with that idea thought to revolve around Hawks coach Sam Mitchell's relationship with Ryan during his playing days at West Coast.

O'Brien also addressed the rumours regarding Ryan, who has a year left to run on his current contract.

"Same again (as Tom Barrass' situation), exactly the same situation, [he's a] contracted player, have had no indication at all that Liam wants to be anything but a West Coast player for the future," O'Brien stated.

Questions over the playing futures of senior Eagles have continued to surface as draft season approaches, with West Coast likely wanting to enter this year's festivities with maximum capital at its disposal.

The Eagles are likely to possess Pick 1 by the year's end, with prodigious Victorian midfielder Harley Reid seeming the unanimous number one option at the top of the board.

The trade and free agency period will kick off in October, while November is reserved for the National Draft.