Sydney are reportedly showing some level of interest in off-contract Carlton midfielder Paddy Dow as a decision on the Blues onballer's future nears.

Dow is among four Blues players yet to sign a new deal for 2024, after Josh Honey, Sam Philp and Lochie O'Brien were delisted on Friday.

Dow's future at Princes Park has been clouded throughout the past 12 months, with his place in Michael Voss' selection pecking order keeping him to limited opportunities at AFL level despite his dominance in the VFL over the course of 2023.

The 23-year-old would make 10 appearances in the senior side from Round 12 due to injuries to Carlton's starting midfield ensemble, with the Swan Hill junior showing his worth throughout the back end of the season.

His signs of formidable form might not be enough to earn Dow a new deal, however rival clubs have been linked to the midfielder in the past.

St Kilda have been listed as a potential suitor for the sixth-year Blue, while the Swans are the latest club linked to Dow's services.

According to, Sydney are showing an interest in the former top three draft selection as they plan to add to their midfield group this off-season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 06: Paddy Dow of the Blues is tackled by teammate Lachie Fogarty during the Carlton Blues training session at Ikon Park on May 06, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The Swans are in line to attain Demons onballer James Jordon through free agency, which opens next Friday and will run for one week.

While Dow is off-contract, he will need to be traded to land at a new club over the coming month when the exchange period commences, or could find a second home through delisted free agency if Carlton decides to sever ties with the 2017 draftee.

The Swans currently hold draft selections 11, 23, 31, 42, 50 and 86 for this year's National Draft.

Dow finished sixth in the J.J. Liston Trophy voting for 2023 to be recognised as one of the premier players of the VFL despite spending half his year playing under Voss.