Ex-Collingwood defender Sam Murray will reportedly speak with Melbourne officials as he looks to resurrect his AFL career.
AFL.com.au is reporting that Melbourne is among a number of clubs circling the 22-year-old, who impressed in 13 appearances for the Magpies in 2018, averaging 21 disposals per game before having his year derailed by a positive test for cocaine on game-day late in the season.
Murray, who was suspended for 18 months as a result of the positive test, is believed to have also garnered interest from Richmond, GWS and North Melbourne.
Under the terms of his sanction, he can resume playing in time for next year’s Marsh Community Series, and will be able to train in a professional environment later this month, which will allow him to complete close to a full pre-season.
The interest in Murray continues a busy off-season for Melbourne, which is looking to add pace to its list following a horror 17th-place finish in 2019.
The Demons added ex-Docker Ed Langdon via trade last month in an attempt to address this deficiency, and adding Murray, likely as a rookie, would be another step in that quest.
The Demons are also believed to be in the mix for injury-plagued midfielder Harley Bennell.