Rory Sloane will be on St. KIlda's radar come season's end. Picture: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images AsiaPac.

St. Kilda has confirmed its interest in Adelaide star Rory Sloane.

Saints coach Alan Richardson today indicated that his club will make a strong play for the Crows’ midfielder, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

“We want good players and Rory Sloane is certainly that,’’ Richardson said.

“We’ve gone to the draft to get elite talent and there will be a time when we will need to complement those young blokes.

“We’ll look at the end of the year and if someone like Sloane is there then we would look at it because he is an outstanding player and he is an outstanding person.’’

Sloane grew up in Victoria and has played 103 games for Adelaide since being taken as the No.44 pick in the 2008 National Draft.

St. Kilda will use the lure of returning home to try to prize the 25-year-old away from the Crows.