MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Josh Dunkley of the Bulldogs celebrates a goal during the 2019 AFL round 17 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Marvel Stadium on July 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs premiership midfielder Josh Dunkley could be on his way to Essendon in 2021.

According to Jon Ralph on Fox Footy last night, Dunkley is said to have had enough of being used as an undersized ruckman at the Bulldogs and is exploring his options.

Essendon is keen to lure the contracted star and is willing to recruit his brother Kyle Dunkley, who was delisted by Melbourne.

Western Bulldogs CEO Ameet Bains told Channel 7’s Mark Stevens that the club is not interested in trading the 23-year-old.

“It’s not happening,” Bains told Channel 7.

“He’s not going anywhere.”

Dunkley played 12 games and averaged 18 disposals in 2020.