Collingwood AFLW star Chloe Molloy is reportedly on Sydney's radar, with the cashed-up Swans narrowing their focus on the 24-year-old ahead of the club's second season in the competition.

After joining the Magpies with the third pick of the 2017 AFLW Draft, Molloy became an instant star, claiming Collingwood's best and fairest in 2018 and a pair of All-Australian selections, as well as leading the Pies' goalkicking twice over.

Sydney, on the other hand, proved slow out of the blocks, failing to taste any success during its winless debut season in 2022.

Prior to the commencement of season seven, the Swans cast a wide net in an effort to snare a marquee signing, eventually being snubbed by talented trio Ellie Blackburn, Emily Bates and Nat Grider.

However, as first reported by CODE Sports' Daniel Cherny, the Harbour City side is set to return to the recruiting well, with Molloy's name said to be top of their list.

Though a dynamic focal point in Steve Symonds' forward line, Molloy holds a professional connection with Swans head coach Scott Gowans, forged during his tenure as an assistant at Collingwood

Still, ties that bind Molloy to the Victoria Park side aren't hard to find, with the fan favourite's uncle, Jarrod, having represented Collingwood between 2001 and 2003.

The ambiguity surrounding where Molloy will play her football in 2023 is matched only by the confusion stemming from when a move may come, with Cherny reporting that deliberations as to when the AFLW's sign and trade period will commence remain ongoing.

AFLW clubs and players are still waiting for a fresh collective bargaining agreement to be enacted.