GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Esava Ratugolea of the Cats and Todd Goldstein of the Kangaroos compete in a ruck contest during the 2019 AFL round 21 match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at GMHBA Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein remains in-demand, with Geelong reportedly interested in his services.

Goldstein is out of contract at the end of the season, and the 31-year-old has been linked to moves across Victoria, with St Kilda in particular linked with the veteran.

However, according to Tom Browne on Triple M‘s Hot Breakfast, the Cats have their eye on Goldstein.

“A little whisper this morning that Geelong… they could be looking at Todd Goldstein,” Browne said.

“I keep getting told a contract is close at North.

“But there’s plenty of clubs interested.”

The Cats have had their issues in the ruck this year, with Rhys Stanley playing 16 games and Zac Smith and Mark Blicavs trying their hand in the centre of the ground as well.

Stanley will be preferred on Friday night, although he’s set to come up against All-Australian Brodie Grundy, in a match-up that looks to favour the Pies.