MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Stephen Coniglio of the Giants is tackled by Ben Long of the Saints during the 2018 AFL round five match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Giants star Stephen Coniglio is arguably 2019’s most sought after free agent.

And the gun midfielder now has three clubs pursuing him, with Fremantle joining Carlton and Hawthorn in the race.

Dockers CEO Steve Rosich confirmed that the club was interest in luring the 25-year okd back to Western Australia.

“You mention Stephen, who’s an obvious target for clubs looking,” Rosich told 6PR Radio.

“He’s at a good club, but as a young West Australian free agent it’d be negligent if I didn’t have a coffee with (Coniglio’s agent) Tom Petroro.”

“We’ve still got a very young list, Michael Walters quite proudly says he’s the fifth oldest player on our list at 28.

“We’ve got a real underbelly of young players forcing their way through. We think we can continue to add to that, not only by the draft, but players from other teams.”

It is understood that Coniglio’s management have begun preliminary talks with GWS, however, a new deal is not close.

Fremantle can offer Coniglio a significantly better contract than West Coast, whose salary cap will be tested with the impending re-signing of Nic Naitanui and attempted poach of Geelong’s Tim Kelly.

Both Carlton and Hawthorn are also expected to make enticing offers to Coniglio after missing out on several big-name free agents last year.