According to Fox Sports, there are serious questions being asked about Melbourne’s willingness to keep Viney around on a big money contract.
With Viney set to become a restricted free agent, rival clubs believe he is a genuine chance to leave Melbourne.
Fox Sports also understand that Viney will be discussing his future in the coming days with his family. His father Todd, played 233 games for the club and captained the Demons in 1998 and 1999.
While news of the Cats’ interest in Viney has taken those closest to him by surprise, Melbourne have made no secret that they are pursuing outside run in the off-season with Essendon‘s Adam Saad a highly-sought target.
In his time at the Demons, Viney has been a model of consistency, only missing one game this season and playing 135 games since making his debut in 2013.
The tough onballer also won Melbourne’s best and fairest in 2016 and captained the club from 2017 to 2019.