PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: Lachie Weller of the Dockers handpasses the ball under pressure from Andrew Gaff of the Eagles during the 2017 AFL round 17 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium on July 16, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Fremantle midfielder Lachie Weller has reportedly requested a trade to the Gold Coast, where his parents live.

Weller grew up in Tasmania, however, played his final few years of underage footy on the Gold Coast after his parents moved there when his brother, Maverick, was drafted by the Suns. His parents continue to live up north despite Mav joining St Kilda at the end of 2013.

Fairfax reports Weller, who has a year top run on his current deal, could then be used in a three-way deal with GWS, Gold Coast and Fremantle in order for the Dockers to secure Giants' defender Nathan Wilson.

With GWS and Fremantle thus far struggling to agree to terms on a deal for Wilson, the Gold Coast's involvement could help finalise the move.

In the possible trade, the Suns would receive Weller, while trading a second round pick to the Dockers, with that pick then go straight to the Giants in exchange for Wilson.

Fremantle currently hold pick No.5 in this year's draft, but do not have a second round pick, with their next selection coming at pick No.41.

Weller has currently played 47 games for the Dockers, including every games the past two seasons. He was recruited with pick No.13 in the 2014 National draft.