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.
“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.”