Cartlon is understood to be the latest club chasing Port Adelaide free agent Karl Amon this season, with Michael Voss potentially looking to bolster his already star-studded engine room ensemble.

Amon has gained reported interest from several Victorian clubs already this season, with the Hawks, Demons and Saints setting their sights on the 26-year-old.

St Kilda have already looked to go one step further than their rivals, with the Moorabbin club and Amon tipped to hold discussions in the near future as the East Sandringham product weighs up his plans for 2023.

Amon and Port Adelaide are understood to have contract talks on hold until the second half of the season, prompting speculation around the Victorian's future.

According to The Herald Sun, the Blues are looking toward the 2021 All-Australian squad member as a potential target for this off-season, with width in their midfield a likely area of focus for Carlton's planning.

The Blues boast a wealth of riches throughout their inside midfielder stocks, led by Brownlow favourite and captain Patrick Cripps.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Karl Amon of the Power kicks the ball during the round six AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the St Kilda Saints at Adelaide Oval on April 25, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Recruits Adam Cerra and George Hewett have immediately impacted Voss' squad in their first campaigns at Princes Park, while Matt Kennedy is enjoying career-best form.

Rising star Sam Walsh is capable of playing out wide, however, finds his best brand of football at the coal-face.

Amon would compliment Carlton's midfield as they look to get the best out of young trio Lochie O'Brien, Matt Cottrell and Paddy Dow in the wings.

Should the Port Adelaide gun turn down the Blues' advances, Carlton seemingly have other options on their radar.

Off-contract Demon Angus Brayshaw and young Crow Lachie Sholl have also been linked to the Blues.

Brayshaw is reportedly gaining vast interest in his services this season, with no club likely to have a greater focus on the premiership midfielder than Fremantle.

The Dockers may look to pry the midfielder-turned-defender in hope of matching Brayshaw with his brother Andrew in a move back to his home state of Western Australia.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Andrew Brayshaw of the Dockers and brother Angus Brayshaw of the Demons embrace after the 2019 AFL round 14 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Fremantle Dockers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 22, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

The Demons remain keen to retain Brayshaw, while the Blues loom as the first Victorian rival linked to the former first-round draftee.

Sholl, who has also shown prowess in a wider midfield role at West Lakes, would follow in the footsteps of his father, Brett, who played 35 games for the Blues from 1992-1994, should he land at Ikon Park.

Unlike Amon and Brayshaw, Sholl is contracted for the coming seasons, having signed-on until the end of the 2024 season in May last year.

The Adelaide midfielder has played 35 matches for the Crows since being taken with the 64th overall selection of the 2018 National Draft from the Calder Cannons.