MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Andrew Gaff of the Eagles poses during the 2018 AFL Captain's Day at Etihad Stadium on March 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Five Victorian clubs have signalled their interest in West Coast restricted free agent Andrew Gaff, according to the Herald Sun.

The clubs chasing Gaff have been named by the Herald Sun as Melbourne, St Kilda, North Melbourne, Essendon and Carlton.

The Kangaroos and Carlton have long been in the market for an elite midfielder, and Gaff certainly fits the bill, as well as the age bracket.

The 25-year-old is one of the AFL’s star midfielders, and has averaged at least 29 disposals per game each season since 2015.

Gaff is one of two star Eagles who could leave via free agency at season’s end, with defender Jeremy McGovern also out of contract.

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McGovern will likely command a deal worth at least $800,000, while West Coast have reportedly offered Gaff a deal worth over $750,000 a season to keep him in the west.

Gaff is in All-Australian form this season, averaging 30.3 disposals, 3.8 inside 50s, 3.9 clearances and 5.3 marks per game.