The Gold Coast Suns' interest in former Saint and Swan Dan Hannebery has reportedly cooled as the Queensland club weighs up moves for several delisted free agent targets ahead of the 2023 season.

The 2022 delisted free agency period opened last Thursday, with delisted Cat Francis Evans and former Bulldog Fergus Greene joining Port Adelaide and Hawthorn respectively as part of the opening day moves.

The pair of signings are the only confirmed deals so far through the period, which will run until Wednesday before entering a one-day break to allow players to retire and others to nominate for the National Draft.

Delisted free agency will commence again on Thursday, running until next Tuesday before further list lodgement.

Over 80 players have been culled this year, with a handful of names expected to be in the mix for AFL lifelines.

The Suns are placed as arguably the busiest club when it comes to potential recruiting of axed players, with the likes of Hannebery, former Tiger Sydney Stack, ex-Roo Jed Anderson, delisted Docker Connor Blakely and departed Giants defender Jake Stein all recently linked to the Carrara club.

According to New Corp however, Gold Coast's interest in Hannebery is said to have flattened, while the Suns' links to Stack are also reportedly waning.

It is understood the Suns are contemplating holding off on any deals through the delisted free agency period as they weigh up the number of rookie list spots for next season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Sydney Stack of the Tigers takes part during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at Punt Road Oval on September 12, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

The situation could see Gold Coast head to the National Draft before looking to hand a lifeline to any of Anderson, Stein or Blakely to better frame their list.

The Suns could then recruit players through the Rookie Draft later this month, or hand out train and trial options ahead of the Supplemental Selection Period window next pre-season.

Last year the Suns recruited Levi Casboult through the Rookie Draft, while eventual signing James Tsitas edged out former Magpie and Saint Nathan Freeman for the last list spot as an SSP signing.

The Suns are required to take at least three selections to the National Draft, and currently hold Picks 5, 45, 71, 74 and 83.