Adelaide have reportedly emerged as a club interested in Gold Coast forward Mabior Chol, who could find a new home this off-season despite being signed to the Suns for a further two years.
Chol is set to weigh up his future over the coming weeks once the Suns' VFL campaign comes to a close, with the Queensland club having booked their spot in the grand final against Werribee for this Sunday.
The former Richmond forward's manager, Ashley Blair, released a statement on his client's thinking ahead of the trade period, noting a decision will be made following the end of the VFL season amid rival interest.
“Mabior is focusing on the VFL final series and hopefully winning a premiership with the Suns. We are aware and have been approached by a number of clubs that are interested in Mabior due to his high-end talent to see where everything sits,” the statement read.
“With Mabior still being involved in the VFL finals, Mabior has not yet had his exit interview with Gold Coast, so we are not sure of the Suns' position at this stage."
Chol, who signed a four-year deal in what was viewed as a strong pay increase compared to his time with Richmond, has garnered reported interest from the Crows, who could look to come away with the Suns' top draft selection as part of a 'salary dump' type deal.
According to SEN's Tom Morris, Adelaide could look to land both Chol and Pick 4 in a trade, taking on Chol's salary to aid the Suns' cap while also handing over picks that could help Gold Coast secure more draft points.
"The Crows know they can get him for not very much in terms of a trade, it's just about how the money works," Morris told Sportsday on Monday.
"Potentially, he could be part of a play to get Pick 4 as well if they can take Chol's money off the Gold Coast Suns."
The Crows currently hold selections 9, 20, 23 and 47 for this year's count and are likely to add to their draft hand after forward Shane McAdam requested a trade to Melbourne.
Chol booted 44 goals for the Suns at AFL level last year but found opportunities harder to come by in 2023, playing just eight games and has been left to play most of his football in the VFL.
The 26-year-old has been a dominant force for the Suns' reserves this year and would boot five goals last weekend against Box Hill to help secure a grand final finish.