The Western Bulldogs are interested in luring emerging Collingwood star Darcy Moore, according to AFL.com.au’s Mitch Cleary.
The 23-year old comes out of contract at the end of next season along with fellow Magpies Jordan De Goey and Brodie Grundy in what could be a tough retention period for the club.
The cashed up Bulldogs would have to trade for Moore, who have as much as $1.5 million salary cap space following Tom Boyd’s retirement.
The Dogs are expected to be active players in the off-season and are also keen on Essendon’s Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti and Adelaide’s Alex Keath.
The addition of Moore would give Luke Beveridge’s an elite young key position duo pairing with Aaron Naughton.
The Bulldogs’ interest in Moore dates back to bidding for his services in the 2014 national draft.
He was taken with Pies’ first pick at No.9 under old father-son rules and has played 68 seasons over five seasons but been hampered by injuries.
Moore was was enjoying a career-best season in 2019 as a defender before getting struck down with a hamstring injury.
The son-of-a-gun considered a move away from the Holden Centre last year before ultimately re-signing until the end of 2020.