ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Charlie Dixon of the Power looks on during the AFL First Elimination Final match between Port Adelaide Power and West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval on September 9, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide free agent Charlie Dixon has revealed he and the club have opened discussions on a contract for 2024.

Dixon, 32, is one of nine free agents at Alberton Oval this year, with skipper Tom Jonas, veteran Travis Boak and ruckman Scott Lycett among those eligible to exercise their free agency rights.

2023 will be Dixon's 13th in the AFL and eighth with the Power, having switched from the Suns at the end of the 2015 season through a three-club trade deal that included Richmond.

The Cairns-born forward was starved of success as a member of the Suns' inaugural squad and has played in just three finals series since landing in South Australia.

2023 shapes as a critical season for Dixon and the club should the veteran spearhead have his sights on an elusive premiership, with Port Adelaide looking to bounce back from a disappointing 10-win campaign.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:Charlie Dixon of Port Adelaide rucks against s19 during the round 14 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Sydney Swans at Adelaide Oval on June 18, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Dixon will have his sights on tasting the ultimate success in the black, white and teal, with his intentions to be made clearer should he recommit to the club.

The 189-gamer has revealed talks on his future have been held with the club, however a call isn't expected to be made soon despite Port Adelaide's interest to retain their tall forward.

"There have been a few (discussions)," Dixon told media on Wednesday.

"They have said they are keen to keep me on but like it always goes we will just see how I go throughout the year,” he said.

"That's how it is really."

Dixon will look to lead the Port Adelaide forward pack as the club looks to steer themselves back into premiership contention, with their attacking contingent to play a key role in any success that comes their way.

Working alongside 2022 breakout forward Todd Marshall, part-time ruckman Jeremy Finlayson and emerging target Mitch Georgiades, Dixon will have competition for the first-string key-forward duties.

With his eyes on an uninterrupted season after an injury-hampered 2022 campaign, Dixon is "feeling good" in the build-up to Round 1.

"(The body) is feeling good, I only played half the year last year so I gave the body another spell," he added.

"I'm feeling good, the body is feeling good and the ankle is feeling good.

"The fitness is just about there, it's harder every year.”

Port Adelaide will open their 2023 season against Brisbane at Adelaide Oval on Saturday, March 18.