Swans Executive General Manager Charlie Gardiner has addressed questions about Logan McDonald's Sydney future amid reported links to his home state.

With the youngsters at the Sydney Swans continuing to impress, the club is now preparing for a number of them to receive new contracts or contract extensions when the time comes.

Players such as McDonald, Joel Amartey, and Hayden McLean are key names up forward that are in the long-term plans in the red and white.

Sydney has had a busy off-season with both arrivals and departures. Sydney will benefit from the cap space perspective after both Lance Franklin and Paddy McCartin announced their retirements.

However, the Swans have welcomed some big names including James Jordan, Brodie Grundy and Taylor Adams.

Gardiner spoke on AFL Trade Radio about the importance and their plan with the salary cap moving forward.

"Salary cap management is a big part of list management, as importantly is retaining our talent," said Gardiner.

"We have what we think is a core group of really good young players that we want to see in the red and white for a number of years to come. That will be the priority for us moving forward.

"We have Joel Amartey, Logan McDonald and Hayden McLean, three in our key positions up forward, as well as a young developing forward in Jack Buller from WA who we think has some real potential.

"We will work with them, but I think retaining the core group we got, and if we can add to them and help support them to give the squad the best crack of it, we will do that."

Logan McDonald, who hails from Western Australia, is someone that many fans in the Harbour City will hope is at the Swans for years to come.

WA journalist Ryan Daniels reported Fremantle has an interest in luring McDonald and that its pick swap with Port Adelaide which saw the Dockers add a first-round pick in next year's draft could be part of a potential play for the key forward.

The tall Swan is out of contract at the conclusion of 2024.

Gardiner reaffirmed that McDonald is well in the sights of a contract extension.

"I won't comment specifically on contract discussions, but he is contracted for next year. We see Logan as a really big part of our long-term plans and he has taken some great strides already in his time with us," continued Gardiner.

"We can all see him developing in front of our eyes and we are hoping that can continue.

"But we also don't want to put too much pressure on him. We know young key forwards take a bit of time and we are really confident he is going to be a really good player and that he will be a part of our future.

"He is very close with a number of young players here, we have a few West Australians at the club, and they are all very close and really enjoying playing with each other and hopefully playing together for many years to come."