Neale met with the Lions earlier this season, who were looking to pry him to Brisbane on a long-term deal, while skipper Nat Fyfe recently reached out to the gun midfielder to convince him to stay.
The Sunday Times also revealed that Neale met with Fremantle great and current board member Peter Bell met with Neale on Friday, as well as the Dockers acting list boss Steve Rosich.
The 25-year old is set to come out of contract at the end of 2019 and become a restricted free agent, but Rosich was “extremely positive” he would recommit his future to Fremantle.
“Based on what we know about Lachie, the comments that Lachie made publicly as recently as Tuesday in his media conference about his love for the club and belief that we’re on the right path — and my conversation with him — I feel extremely positive about Lachie continuing on beyond his current contract,” Rosich told 6PR radio.
Rosich added that he had no issues with Neale meeting with Lions, such is the nature of the modern climate.
“There’s lots of clubs that talk to and meet with players from other clubs,” he said.
“It’s a bit hypocritical of me to say that shouldn’t occur or doesn’t occur, because we do exactly the same thing to players and player managers that are looking after players at other clubs.”