MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Shai Bolton of the Tigers and Mason Cox of the Magpies in action during the 2019 AFL round 19 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Emerging Tigers livewire Shai Bolton is attracting interest from rival clubs as his impressive form continues.

Extension talks with the club will likely be on-hold until seasons end, with Bolton currently satisfied with his position at Punt Road and in no hurry to look into outside options.

Bolton’s manager Ralph Carr will orchestrate a deal with the club, while also planning to lock in young ruckman Mabior Chol, following a strong run within the senior lineup.

The Tigers will soon face a tough battle for selection with mid-season recruit Marlion Pickett also knocking on the door, as he makes his VFL debut this weekend.

The club have also recently signed Rising Star hopeful Sydney Stack, keeping him at the club until 2021, as well as Liam Baker.

New deals for Bolton, Chol and Baker may force Brandon Ellis to the exit door, restricting the room for contracts as rival clubs begin to continue their pursuit for Richmond leftovers.