PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 7: Tom Lynch of the Suns kicks on goal during the 2018 AFL round 03 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Collingwood appear to have edged ahead in the Tom Lynch sweepstakes after securing their second meeting with the star Suns forward on Monday.

As reported by The Herald Sun, Magpies list manager Ned Guy visited Lynch at his Blairgowrie home while the 25-year old was undergoing rehab on his injured knee.

It comes a week after Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley told Nine Network’s Footy Classified that he had met with the Gold Coast co-captain earlier in the season, admitting he would fit well into the team’s structure.

Lynch would be an ideal addition to Collingwood’s forward line, who would form a formidable combination with man mountain Mason Cox, complimented by emerging star Jordan De Goey, speedster Jaidyn Stephenson and dynamos Will Hoskin-Elliott and Josh Thomas.

It is widely tipped that Lynch will leave the Suns when free agency opens in October, with Richmond and Hawthorn also very much in the mix.

Gold Coast have told the spearhead they want an answer from him regarding his future when he returns to Queensland over the next week.