MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Jesse Hogan of the Dockers warms up during the round 14 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Fremantle Dockers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 22, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide record games holder Kane Cornes has suggested his former side do their “due diligence” on out-of-favour Fremantle forward Jesse Hogan.

News broke this week that the Dockers would be willing to pay a percentage of Hogan’s salary if it meant a trade could land for the 25-year-old.

Hogan has played just 19 games since joining the Perth club, with a number of rival sides tipped to be in the running for his signature.

Cornes believes the Power should push for a key forward in the upcoming exchange window and believes Hogan could be a good fit.

“If I was Port Adelaide, I’d pick up the phone to Jesse Hogan and at least do my due diligence on him,” Cornes told AFL Trade Radio.

“He’s a better player than Aliir Aliir (also linked to the Power) and I think the method now for Port Adelaide is two key forwards.

“We saw at times throughout the year how reliant they were on Charlie Dixon and Todd Marshall and Mitch Georgiadis are more of your floating taller forward, they’re not going to be able to hold down a key position.

“I don’t know of all the issues with Hogan, clearly there are many, but you could get him for not much.

“You can back in Ken Hinkley who has a great record of dealing with players who have had issues off the field. Zak Butters has spoken about that, Sam Powell-Pepper has spoken about that.

“If you could get him in that environment, if I was Port Adelaide it is absolute worth the conversation with Jesse, Fremantle and his management.”

Sydney, GWS and Richmond are all believed to have expressed their interest in Hogan.