MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti of the Bombers celebrates a match winning goal during the 2019 AFL round 17 match between the Essendon Bombers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Marvel Stadium on July 13, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Just days after being linked with Collingwood defender Darcy Moore, a rival pair of players have also been reported to be on the Dogs’ hit list this off-season.

According to AFL Nation’s Mitch Cleary, the Dogs are in the hunt for Essendon small forward Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, as well as Adelaide defender Alex Keath.

McDonald-Tipungwuti has put contract talks on hold with the Bombers, with the Dogs in the hunt for the goalsneak.

“The Dogs are in play here as well, they’re after a small forward as well as a key defender,” Cleary said.

“I think he still stays at the Bombers, but they’re going to have to stump up more money and they’ve got a number of guys they’ve had to pay overs for.”

Keath joins McDonald-Tipungwuti and Moore in the sights of the Dogs, with the Crows needing to make a decision on whether Keath is worth a big contract given his age.

“Another one the Dogs are targeting is Alex Keath. He’s out of contract and he’s 28,” Cleary said.

“They’ve got an interesting situation the Crows, because you’ve got Hugh Greenwood and Keath both 28-year-old’s who are a new to the game. So they’ve got a call to make on both of those guys.”