Dashing Demons defender Jayden Hunt is understood to be facing an uncertain future at Melbourne, with West Coast showing some level of interest in the free agent.
Hunt survived the first wave of list changes at the Demons this off-season, with uncapped youngster Fraser Rosman delisted this week, while journeyman Mitch Brown called time on his career.
Hunt is among six players still unsigned for 2023 at Melbourne, with the sextet headline by wantaway tall Luke Jackson, who is seeking a move to Western Australia.
Veteran pair Jake Melksham and Michael Hibberd are also among those off-contract, along with small forward TOby Bedford and fringe utility Oskar Baker.
But Hunt could join Jackson in a move West, with AFL.com.au's Cal Twomey revealing the 27-year-old is on the radar of West Coast.
Speaking on SEN, Twomey revealed that Hunt faces an uncertain future with the Demons despite holding his place under Simon Goodwin for a majority of this season.
“He played 20 games this year, including the finals series, but his future is uncertain,” Twomey said on SEN Breakfast.
“He remains without a deal for next year. He’s an unrestricted free agent so he could walk to wherever he got a contract offer.
“West Coast has, I call it a level of interest, but by no means is that a certain thing. His future is a bit unclear at this point.”
Hunt's position at half-back will continue to gain competition from young gun Jake Bowey, who will enter his third season at the club next year.
West Coast have been linked to another flanker in contracted Sun Jeremy Sharp, however cross-town rivals Fremantle are seen as the front-runners for his services should he depart Queensland.
The Dockers are also seen likely to edge out the Eagles in their pursuit of Jackson.
Hunt has played 114 games for the Demons, having made his debut with the club in 2016.
Twomey has reported that former Essendon pair Melksham and Hibberd are expected to extend their tenures with the Demons into 2023.