Fremantle forward Rory Lobb is set to meet with club staff for his annual exit meeting on Wednesday, an appointment the 29-year-old will use to request a trade to the Western Bulldogs.
The Western Australian sought an exchange during last season's unusually quiet trade period, however, his desire to shift back to GWS was scuppered at the eleventh hour.
Lobb still has a season to run on his current deal with the Dockers, one that is set to net him within the vicinity of $750,000 for his services.
According to reports from Callum Twomey of AFL Media, should fellow wantaway Docker Griffin Logue secure his shift to North Melbourne, Fremantle will seek to hold Lobb to the last year of his agreement.
Yet, with recent reports from News Corp claiming that Lobb's partner had already moved into the couple's $1.85 million South Yarra apartment ahead of the Dockers' semi-final loss last Saturday, any fight to retain the forward will be wagered uphill.
At present, the Bulldogs currently hold an arsenal of selections at this year's National Draft, including picks 11, 29, 37, 65 and 83.
With a proposed four-year deal on the table to trade Cockburn for Arden Street, Logue will likely become a Kangaroo by the cessation of the trade period.
Fremantle is said to have offered the swingman a contract that would see him earn $500,000 per annum, however, the finances tabled by the Roos' are said to trump those stumped up by the Dockers.
Blake Acres is also set to return to Victoria this off-season, with the former Saint tipped to put pen to paper on a three-year, $1 million deal with Carlton.
Lloyd Meek (GWS), Darcy Tucker (North Melbourne) and Liam Henry could also join the trio in making shifts off Justin Longmuir's roster.