PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Nathan Fyfe of the Dockers leads the team out the race during the round five AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Carlton Blues at Domain Stadium on April 24, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Carlton youngster Patrick Cripps has become one of the most promising young stars in the competition and looks set to become future leader at the Blues.

However, it may all come crashing down for Carlton fans, with the 21-year-old reportedly keen to head home to Western Australia, according to former Port Adelaide star, Kane Cornes.

Fremantle is said to be Cripps’ likely destination if he does indeed leave Carlton.

However, the ball magnet is contracted to Carlton until the end of the 2019 season and with the Blues likely to be unwilling to part ways with their future star, any move this season appears unlikely.

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But Cornes, speaking on Sportsday SA, also revealed that Dockers’star Nat Fyfe could be headed the other way, with Carlton one of three¬†clubs that Fyfe could be at next season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 02: Patrick Cripps of the Blues marks the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 15 match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 2, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

A deal in which Carlton receive Fyfe in return looms as one of the only trade scenarios the club would possibly entertain for losing Cripps.

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St Kilda has also been linked with a big move for Fyfe, with the Saints having plenty of salary cap space available to lure the 2015 Brownlow Medalalist away from the Dockers.