The Herald Suns’ Jay Clark is reporting that star Eagle Andrew Gaff will either remain at West Coast or move to North Melbourne.
The Oakleigh product is currently in Melbourne after copping an eight-game suspension for hitting Dockers youngster Andrew Brayshaw two weeks ago which led to fierce scrutiny in Perth.
The 26-year old is weighing up his options, which includes a monster long-term offer from North Melbourne worth $1.2 million per season, who have emerged as the frontrunner of the Victorian clubs.
The Eagles’ deal is worth $850,000 a year, meaning the silky midfielder would be sacrificing as much as $2 million over six years to stay in Perth.
Clark also reports that the Bombers are not in talks with the gun wingman, while Melbourne and St Kilda are not confident of landing his signature.
North Melbourne are still pursuing Power running machine Jared Polec, as they look to finally make a splash in free agency after missing out on several big names.
Gaff’s free agency decision is set to impact the future of out-of-contract Eagles ruckman Scott Lycett, who is considering offers Port Adelaide and St Kilda.