MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Sam Darcy of the Chargers kicks during the NAB League Boys match between the Eastern Ranges and the Oakleigh Chargers at Preston City Oval on April 10, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Grimes/AFL Photos)

The GWS Giants have reportedly alerted the Western Bulldogs of their intentions to bid on father-son selection Sam Darcy with pick 2 of the 2021 AFL Draft.

News of the expansion side's decision was first reported by AFL Media's Callum Twomey via a tweet on Wednesday morning.

While the Bulldogs will have enough capital to ward off Darcy walking to Western Sydney given their current package of 2148 draft points, the Giants' decision to keep them honest at the pointy end of tonight's proceedings will see several of the Pups' later picks evaporate.

Despite these reported advances from north of Whitten Oval, the talented teenaged son of Bulldogs champion Luke Darcy will call the Kennel home from Wednesday onwards.

Further reports from AFL Media claim that GWS are set to select Victorian midfielder Finn Callaghan after their bid for Darcy is matched.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Sam Darcy of Vic Metro (C) celebrates a goal during the U19 trial match between Vic Metro and Vic Country on June 27, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Keep/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The Oakleigh Chargers product has been vaunted as the best tall available from this season's crop of draftees and has the ability to operate both forward and behind the ball, as well as play in the ruck given his 204cm frame.

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GWS first managed to obtain the 2nd selection of this year's draft following a pick swap with Collingwood during the 2020 trade period.

Twomey also eluded to the fact that the Bulldogs' recruitment team headed by Sam Power were currently in conversations with North Melbourne and Geelong regarding a three-way pick swap.

This latest live trading move was said to have been raised due to the Dogs' eagerness to secure further draft points, as well as the Cats' desire to land pick 23 and the Roos' openness to obtaining a late second-round draft choice.

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GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Senior coach David Noble of the Kangaroos addresses his players during the 2021 AFL Round 05 match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at GMHBA Stadium on April 18, 2021 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

As it currently stands, Geelong is set to enter the draft with the 22nd pick, however, should this prospective deal be signed off by the heads at AFL House, their hand will improve to 22, 23, 32, 34 and 50.

Over at Arden Street, this mooted trade will allow North Melbourne's GM of Football, Brady Rawlings, to have access to three selections within the first pair of rounds in picks 1, 20 and 30.