The 32-year-old has been closely linked with a move to Kardinia Park, with the Saints now joining the race, according to afl.com.au.
Watch the 2020 Toyota AFL Finals Series on a Kayo 14 day free trial with every game before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand. Or, Telstra customers get $10 off Kayo per month for 12 months. Stream instantly!
Higgins is believed to be keen on chasing a premiership, with Geelong and St Kilda both suited for the veteran after finishing in the top eight in 2020.
It is understood that Higgins has been told he is free to look elsewhere as the Kangaroos look to open up cap space and boost their draft hand.
Geelong offered the former Bulldog a three-day deal during last year, with Higgins a former Geelong Falcon junior.
The Cats would now be looking into a two-year deal for Higgins, with the Kangaroos likely to pay some of his wages for 2021.
Geelong currently hold there first round selections for the 2020 draft after collecting Wests Coast’s opening selection and the Suns’ compensation pick during last year’s trade period.
North Melbourne currently hold two first round selections of their own after acquiring Melbourne’s first selection last year.