GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02: Tom Lynch of the Crows looks on during the 2017 AFL round 11 match between the Geelong Cats and the Adelaide Crows at Simonds Stadium on June 02, 2017 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The future of out-of-contract Adelaide forward Tom Lynch remains up in the air, and the Crows’ bid to keep him in South Australia will ramp up this week as they meet with Lynch’s management.

Adelaide’s list manager Justin Reid will meet with Connors Sports Management during the week to discuss a contract extension for Lynch, as the two sides hope to break down the financial barrier that remains between the two parties.

According to Fairfax Media, the Crows have tabled a three-year deal to Lynch, although both sides are yet to come to an agreement on the financial component of the contract.

Should the two parties fail to work out a deal, Victorian clubs are ready to pounce on the forward.

Fairfax Media believe St Kilda, Carlton, North Melbourne and Melbourne are interested in the 27-year-old.

Lynch has become and important member of Adelaide’s side over the past few seasons, and is one of the best link-up men between defence and attack in the competition.

He averages 0.9 goal assists per game over his 113-game career, which is rated elite by AFL.com.au.

So far this season, Lynch has averaged 19.7 disposals and 5.7 marks per game.