PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Michael Barlow of the Dockers is consoled for his shoulder injury by Tom Sheridan and Lee Spurr during the 2016 AFL Round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on July 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Gold Coast interested in Fremantle midfielder Michael Barlow

The Gold Coast Suns have reportedly entered the race for veteran Fremantle midfielder, Michael Barlow.

Barlow, who is out of contract, appears destined to continue his career elsewhere in 2017, with the Dockers beginning a clean out of their list following a hugely disappointing 2016 season.

Damian Barrett has reported that the Suns have shown recent interest in the 28-year-old, as they look to recruit more experienced talent to assist their younger players.

Meanwhile, Barlow’s manager, Marty Pask, told SEN Radio last month, that his client has also received interest from “a handful” of Victorian clubs.

Barlow has played 126 games for the Dockers since making his debut in Round 1, 2010.

Fremantle has already delisted nine players, with Brady GreyJosh DelucaSean HurleyTanner SmithAnthony MorabitoMatt de BoerClancee PearceTendai MzunguJack Hannath all informed that their contracts will not be renewed.

The Dockers are also set to be very active during the upcoming trade period.

Chris Mayne, Zac Clarke and Haydne Ballantyne are all rumoured to be out the door, while Shane Kersten, Cam McCarthy and Brad Hill are expected to join the club.