ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Zak Jones of the Sydney Swans handballs during the round 21 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Sydney Swans at Adelaide Oval on August 10, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Zak Jones has expressed a desire to join St Kilda during the AFL Trade Period.

The 24-year-old, who is out of contract, has played 90 games for the Swans since his debut in 2014.

Sydney CEO Tom Harley told AFL Trade Radio the Club would now work with St Kilda to negotiate a deal for the speedster.

“Zak is out of contract, he has been transparent, we have had an offer in front of Zak for a long time,” Harley told the club’s website.

“Everyone knows within footy circles he comes from a really strong and tight family and his desire to return to Victoria is to be closer to his family.

“St Kilda is the club that has expressed interest and Zak has let us know that, he has been really transparent about that.

“There is still a trade needs to happen and we will make sure it works for the club if that is the case and that is how it pans out.”

Harley said Jones’ request to return to Victoria came as no surprise after the club experience difficulty in re-signing Jones the last time around.

“You are always disappointed when a player expresses a desire to leave your club but we need to look at the set of circumstances,” he said.

“We actually had some challenges in re-signing him last time so this wasn’t totally unexpected.

“I would expect those conversations to play out in the next couple of days.”