SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12: Tom Mitchell of the Swans gets a handball away during the round 12 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Sydney Swans at Spotless Stadium on June 12, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

REPORTS: Tom MItchell puts contract talks on hold

Sydney midfielder Tom Mitchell has reportedly put contract talks with the club on hold. has reported that Mitchell, who was close to finalising a new deal with the Swans earlier this year before negotiations fell apart, intends to focus on his form before re-entering talks on a new deal.

The 23-year-old comes out of contract at the end of this season and is reportedly being closely watched by several Victorian clubs, including Carlton.

But his manager, Phil Mullen told, says he expects his client and the club will come to an agreement.

“We’ve put things on hold and we’ll start again later on in the year, so it’s an ongoing thing but we’ll have a bit of a break for a while,” Mullen said.

“We’re reasonably close to where we want to be, both parties, but we’ll put it on hold and let Tom concentrate on his football because that’s what it’s all about.”

Mitchell has played 52 career games with the Swans, since being selected with pick No.21 in the 201 National Draft.