An off-contract St Kilda midfielder is reportedly verging on penning a new deal to remain a Saint after being made to wait for an extension.

Hunter Clark, who has managed 87 games across his six-year St Kilda tenure, has been without a new contract from the end of this season through the trade period to this point.

However, according to AFL Media journalist Cal Twomey on Tuesday afternoon, a fresh two-year deal awaits the 24-year-old.

Clark was on the receiving end of genuine North Melbourne interest during last year's trade period, though an exchange didn't eventuate and the utility remained at Moorabbin into this season.

Clark, who appeared in a career-high 19 senior games for the Saints this season as they unexpectedly stormed into September action, is set to be rewarded for his newfound consistency after battling injury setbacks over the course of previous seasons.

Meanwhile, fellow Saint Nick Coffield, who recently submitted a trade request to the Western Bulldogs, remains uncontracted and isn't expected to remain in Saints colours beyond this year as he seeks a fresh start.


This year's trade period commenced on Monday morning and runs through to Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 PM (AEDT).