during the round five AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on April 23, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia.

Geelong forward Steven Motlop looks increasingly likely to leave the Cats at season’s end, and there’s one interstate club that will look at him more aggressively then other sides.

According to SEN news reporter Sam McClure, Port Adelaide are very keen on the Cat, and are reportedly willing to offer him a contract.

“The club that is very, very intrested in Motlop as it stands, the club that will go hardest for Motlop, is Port Adelaide,” McClure told SEN Breakfast on Friday morning.

Motlop has not yet been offered a contract by Geelong, and given his status as a restricted free agent, the Power could table a deal for him and be unopposed from the Cats.

Across the 2017 season, Motlop has played 21 games and has averaged 18.8 disposals, 2.9 marks, 2.4 tackles and 3.3 inside 50s per game, and has also added 20 goals.

The 26-year-old almost left Geelong during last season’s trade period, although the Cats couldn’t find another club willing to facilitate a trade for the flashy forward.

Ken Hinkley could use a player of Motlop’s talent in the Power’s forward line, and could compliment the likes of Charlie Dixon and Sam Gray.