MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Jack Viney of the Demons is tackled by Jade Gresham of the Saints during the 2018 AFL round 15 match between the Melbourne Demons and the St Kilda Saints at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 01, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Geelong are reportedly keeping a close eye on Jack Viney’s situation with the Demons, as the Melbourne tough-nut looks to enter free agency in the upcoming post-season, per the Herald Sun.

The Cats look to be big players in the upcoming trade and free agency windows, already showing interest in Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch.

Chris Scott has steered his side into premiership favouritism whilst holding three first round selections for the upcoming draft, and is now turning his attention to Viney’s contract status.

While Melbourne remain on track to keep their former co-captain, they’re set to com under pressure with rival clubs eyeing off Viney and fellow onballer Angus Brayshaw.

Simon Goodwin has struggled to keep both the pair satisfied in the midfield, with the Demons’s overflowing with high-profile midfielders alongside Clayton Oliver.

Viney’s contract demands could allow Melbourne to receive a first-round selection via compensation, with the Demons already without a top pick after trading their 2020 first-round selection to North Melbourne in last year’s trade window.

Hawthorn are also likely to throw their name into the mix, while the Bombers will look to gain some muscle to their midfield in the upcoming off-season.