SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: Jake Lloyd of the Swans marks during the round 20 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Collingwood Magpies at Sydney Cricket Ground on August 4, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Sydney Swans defender Jake Lloyd has opened up about the uncertainty surrounding his future in the Harbour City.

Lloyd, 28, has been an ever-reliable deliverer of the ball off half-back throughout his time in the red and white and is sure to be a hot commodity among teams in need of a rebounding defender if a deal cannot be agreed to by the end of the season.

However, speaking on SEN's Dwayne's World, Lloyd feels in no rush to come to an agreement, preferring to focus on his footy for the time being.

"It's an ongoing chat now. That'll take care of itself when it does," Lloyd said on Tuesday.

"I'm not too fazed. If you can get it sorted early, we'll go that way, but obviously, it does take time.

"I can't let it take up too much of my time, I've just got to worry about playing good footy and helping us win games.

"That's my main focus at the moment."

Lloyd was asked if signing a deal to stay in Sydney was his preferred outcome.

"Yeah definitely," he replied.

"They showed the faith in me a long time ago, I've been at the club for 10 years now and we've got such an exciting group.

"I'd love to stay in Sydney, for sure."

The North Ballarat Rebels product has been industrious as usual to begin the season, averaging over 25 disposals and four marks across his club's first five games.

Lloyd and the Swans, sitting comfortably inside the top eight at 5-1, will look to make it six wins from their first seven when they travel to Queensland to face fellow fast-starters, Brisbane, at the Gabba on Sunday.