Jade Gresham during the 2022 AFL Round 1 match between St Kilda and Collingwood (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

St Kilda free agent Jade Gresham is nearing contract talks after putting discussions on hold earlier in the year until the mid-season bye.

The 25-year-old has played nine games for the Saints this season, averaging 16.8 disposals per game and kicking ten goals, and looms as in-demand restricted free agent.

With new boss Ross Lyon at the helm this season for the Saints, Gresham reportedly decided to park contract talks back in March until the mid-point of the season.

Speaking on afl.com.au's Gettable podcast, player agent Matt BainĀ from management group TLA Worldwide said he and the free agent will sit down for talks soon.

"We will sit down with them and have a chat next week," Bain said.

"He's in a good spot, they've (St Kilda) gone really well.

"Clubs call about him. He's a good player and out of contract and a free agent but I've told the other clubs as well that he doesn't really want to talk to anyone.

He did want to get through to the bye, so I'll sit down with him and catch up next week and we can see where it goes from there."

Bain also discussed Carlton's Paddy Dow following reports from News CorpĀ that rival clubs, including St Kilda, were keeping an eye on the Blue.

Dow is yet to feature at senior level this season despite impressive form in the VFL, where he is averaging 31.1 disposals per game.

Bain admitted that there are clubs interested in the 23-year-old, but that he was focussing on returning to senior level.

"There's a fair few clubs interested," Bain said.

"He's just concentrating on cracking into the side so while he is sitting there as a Carlton player he is just desperate to play AFL football.

"Can't question his mindset. He's just getting to work and trying to get into the side."