Fremantle are continuing to keep an eye on local talent currently situated at rival clubs, with contracted Sydney forward and Bunbury junior Logan McDonals on their radar as the emerging attacker prepares to enter the final year of his deal with the Swans.

McDonald, the fourth selection of the 2020 National Draft, re-signed with Sydney in the opening month of his second season in New South Wales, penning an extension that has taken him to the end of 2024.

The 21-year-old has played 44 games for the Bloods over his three years with the club for a return of 56 goals; 32 of which came this year in a promising campaign for the tall forward.

McDonald was heavily linked with WA interest prior to his recommitment last year, with both Fremantle and West Coast to continue to keep an eye on the former Perth Demon.

With fellow WA forward Aaron Naughton securing his services at the Western Bulldogs on a fresh eight-year extension last week, the attraction of McDonald for the two clubs from out west increased.

For Fremantle, personnel boss David Walls said the club will continue to monitor McDonald over the next 12 months.

"We watch all West Australians. That's our that's our list management strategy," Walls said.

AFL Rd 1 - Brisbane v Sydney
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Logan McDonald of the Swans celebrates after kicking a goal during the round one AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Sydney Swans at The Gabba on March 20, 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

"We track all West Australians really closely and Logan is one of them who comes out [of contract next year] and is a key forward.

"So he's one of many West Australians that we track closely."

The Dockers are set for a quiet trade and free agency window, but have been involved in two of the earlier deals of the off-season, with defender Joel Hamling leaving for Sydney on Sunday before Fremantle acquired Port Adelaide's future first-round selection in a pick swap on Monday afternoon.

Another piece of business, and potentially the club's last, surrounds wantaway speedster Liam Henry, who is seeking a switch to St Kilda.

The Dockers' Academy graduate joined the club four years ago as a top 10 selection, with Walls hopeful a first-round selection will be attainable in negotiations with the Saints.

Currently, both clubs are "a long way apart" in their discussions for Henry, with the Dockers potentially needing to look at future selections or other avenues to strike a deal if the Saints are unwilling to part with an early selection.

"He was bid on at Pick 9," Walls said of Henry.

"I think what we saw on the back half of his year this year was really quality footy. There's been a lot of investment from the club. So I think if you're looking at this year's draft he fits in the first round.

Liam Henry during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between Richmond and Fremantle (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

"We're fair way apart at the moment. We've only had early discussions, but we're a long way apart at this stage. We'll look at future (selections) and everything, but it's got to be a pick that is of value to us that we can use.

"It needs to be at the pointy end of the draft for us to get some value."

St Kilda currently holds picks 12, 33, 54 and the likely compensation they'll receive for the impending loss of restricted free agent Jade Gresham.

The Dockers have ruled out a trade move for unsigned Gold Coast flanker Jeremy Sharp, however, the Western Australian dasher could be an option via delisted free agency if Fremantle rekindles their interest in the East Fremantle product.