West Coast are reportedly keen on acquiring off-contract GWS ruckman Matt Flynn as the ruck merry-go-round for 2023 prepares to spin.

Flynn is able to exercise his rights as a free agent this year and is yet to confirm his future for next season, opening the door for rival interest.

The 26-year-old started this season as the Giants' leading ruck option, playing in the opening nine rounds of the year under Adam Kingsley before falling out of favour to Kieren Briggs.

Since the selection changeover, Briggs has been one of the premier ruckmen of the AFL and has kept Flynn to ply his trade at VFL level.

Unsigned for 2024 alongside fellow ruckman Braydon Preuss at GWS, Flynn is now said to be gaining interest from the Eagles as they look to bolster their ruck options ahead of next season.

West Coast have bid farewell to Nic Naitanui due to retirement and will now look to add some support for first-string tall Bailey Williams.

According to 7 News' Ryan Daniels, Flynn is on the Eagles' radar and could be a list addition that adds some selection pressure on Williams, who finished sixth in the club's best and fairest count this year.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 03: Matt Flynn of the Giants handpasses the ball during the 2021 AFL Round 16 match between the Melbourne Demons and the GWS Giants at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 3, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

While Preuss' future is yet to be settled, the Giants will look to re-sign at least one of Flynn and Preuss to support Briggs, who recently added a further two years to his own contract.

The market for ruckmen is again expected to be in high demand, with further talls across the competition garnering interest as a number of ruckmen prepare to depart.

Melbourne star Brodie Grundy and Western Bulldogs backup Jordon Sweet are expected to land at Sydney and Port Adelaide respectively this off-season, meaning both the Demons and Dogs will look toward the open market for support options to Max Gawn and Tim English.

On top of their likely move for Sweet, Port Adelaide are reportedly interested in contracted Richmond ruckman Ivan Soldo in a surprise move as they look to sew up their key position options.

According to News Corp, while the Power have tabled a deal to Sweet, there is an understanding that the South Australian club is showing some interest in Soldo.

Soldo played eight games at AFL level this year, seven of which came in the final rounds of the season after returning to the senior side in the absence of suspended co-captain Toby Nankervis.

Ivan Soldo during Richmond's open training on December 20, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes/Zero Digital Sports)

The Tigers' ruck pair would share starting duties before the end of the season, with Soldo showing his worth under interim coach Andrew McQualter.

Soldo is contracted at Punt Road until the end of next year, meaning any move to a rival would need an interested party to broker a trade deal.

The 2023 Trade Period will open on October 9 and will run to October 18.