PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 04: Griffin Logue of the Dockers warms up during the 2019 JLT Community Series AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Collingwood Magpies at HBF Arena on March 04, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Fremantle are looking to lock away out-of-contract defender Griffin Logue as a number of rival clubs monitor the situation, according to the Herald Sun.

After battling injuries in 2018, the 21-year old made a return to the senior team last week to replace the injured Alex Pearce, collecting 24 disposals and taking eight marks.

The Dockers are reportedly “desperate” to keep Logue and see him as a key part of their long-term future.

However, several rival clubs, including St Kilda, are expected to come calling should he hold out signing a new deal in the second half of the season.

Logue is one of nearly 20 Dockers to come out of contract at the end of the season, in a list that includes Stephen Hill, David Mundy, Harley Bennell, Hayden Ballantyne, Aaron Sandilands, Shane Kersten and Cam McCarthy.

Hill is another name that has drawn interest from other clubs, recently getting linked to the Gold Coast.