MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Mimi Hill of the Blues runs with the ball during the 2021 AFLW Round 01 match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at Ikon Park on January 28, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Carlton pair Kerryn Harrington and Mimi Hill are expected to rebuff interest from AFLW expansion clubs to remain at Princes Park for the future.

In what has been a busy week of signing news for the Blues, the pair - along with emerging midfielder Lucy McEvoy - are tipped to sign new deals.

Carlton have already been forced to bid farewell to 2022 best and fairest Madison Prespakis and midfield/forward option Georgia Gee this week, as the duo joined one of the league's newest clubs in Essendon.

Nicola Stevens and Grace Egan are understood to be on the radars of St Kilda and Sydney respectively, placing further pressure on list retention for the Blues this off-season.

Carlton were able to secure the services of senior coach Daniel Harford for a further two years earlier in the week, with a focus now turning to their playing personnel.

According toΒ womens.afl'sΒ Riley Beveridge, Harrington, Hill and McEvoy are on the verge of signing on the dotted line.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14: Kerryn Harrington of the Blues leads her team out onto the field during the round seven AFLW match between the Carlton Blues and the Fremantle Dockers at Ikon Park on March 14, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Harrington has been a stalwart for the Blues, having captained the club across the past three seasons while offering arguably the best disposals use in the league.

After an ACL injury that delayed her 2022 campaign, Hill showed remarkable resilience to forge a stunning second half of the season to claim the Rising Star Award, averaging a team-high 21.5 possessions per match across six appearances.

McEvoy, the second selection in the 2019 AFLW Draft, is also expected to recommit to the Blues past this off-season as the club continues to shape its list for the AFLW's seventh premiership race.

Essendon, Hawthorn, Sydney and Port Adelaide will join the AFLW for the upcoming season, which is expected to commence in August this year.

The Bombers were understood to be showing interest in Harrington, while the Hawks had pushed for Hill's signature.

Along with the signatures of Prespakis and Gee, the Bombers were also able to land star Bulldogs forward Bonnie Toogood as they build their inaugural list.