Melbourne half-back Jayden Hunt has met with West Coast regarding a potential trade to the Perth side as he weighs up his options this off-season.
The Victorian native was a staple of Melbourne's set up in 2022, appearing in 20 games after watching from the sidelines last year as his club broke their premiership drought at Optus Stadium.
It had been reported previously that the Eagles had some form of intrigue in Hunt, however, it appears now the club are taking their interest to the next level in the form of coach Adam Simpson meeting with the 27-year-old according to 9News Perth.
His status as an unrestricted free agent means that Hunt can effectively go wherever he pleases, with no other club putting their hand up to contest West Coast for his signature as of yet.
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If it weren't for his ankle injury at the tail end of last year, there is little doubt that Hunt would have been a part of the Dees premiership-winning side, instead handing youngster Jake Bowey a spot in the team and gifting him a flag after only seven games of AFL football.
Hunt would be a useful get for the Eagles considering the age of their list, with his run and energy he provides off half-back set to put a spring back in West Coast's step to kick off their rebuild.
The club are also reportedly in the hunt for Lions youngster Devon Robertson as Chris Fagan's side look to facilitate the trade of Josh Dunkley over the off-season.
Additionally, the Eagles are also in the mix for Port Adelaide defender Martin Frederick who is out of contract at the end of the year as forward Willie Rioli looks to tread the opposite way and find a new home at Alberton.
Conversely, it looks as if Adam Simpson will miss out on two targets in the form of Suns half-back Jeremy Sharp and more pressingly Dees star Luke Jackson as they both look likely to join Fremantle with free agency kicking off on Friday.