The out-of-contract hard nut is enjoying a breakout season for the Demons, averaging 27.1 disposals, 4.6 marks and 3.5 tackles.
The Kangaroos have been unable to make a big splash in free agency in recent times despite having a war chest at their disposal, last missing out on gun Magpie Jordan de Goey.
And as Brayshaw’s contract talks with Melbourne continue to drag out, the Roos are keeping a close eye on the situation and may pounce at the end of the season.
Should the Dees miss out on Gaff, they will have approximately $550,000 to offer Brayshaw per year, while North have the capacity to throw a longer deal at the former pick three worth $700,000 per year.
However, if Gaff returns to his native-Victoria, the Eagles are expected to enter the race for Brayshaw too, whose brother Hamish plays for.