Sydney restricted free agent Will Hayward is expected to receive some big offers from rival clubs to pry him out of New South Wales.

His home state clubs, Adelaide and Port Adelaide, have reportedly already expressed interest in luring Hayward back, but a Victorian club has is said to have tabled a six-year deal.

Carlton has been revealed as the latest side to throw their hat in the ring for the 25-year-old, who is in arguably career-best form.

Speaking on AFL Media's Gettable, journalist Cal Twomey reported that Hayward has been offered a monster deal by the Blues.

"Sydney wants to keep him (Hayward) and they have presented a long-term offer but he has big takers," Twomey said.

"Adelaide and Port Adelaide are in the market. Obviously Carlton and Melbourne as well in Victoria as well as other clubs are tempted to get into the conversation.

"I understand Carlton has six years on the table for him, so that's a big deal to get him out of the Swans.

"But it would have to be as he has been so settled and a part of their culture and team over a number of years.

"He's going to see out the process. I don't think there'll be a decision from him in the next little bit."

Along with Carlton, the Crows and the Power, Melbourne are also keen to attract Hayward to the club, who is understood to head to a premiership contender, if he departs the Swans.

The Blues' offer to Hayward comes as the Herald Sun revealed that senior players at the club have made a 'pact' to stick together in the chase of premiership glory.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Patrick Cripps and Jacob Weitering of the Blues look dejected after a loss during the 2023 AFL Round 13 match between the Carlton Blues and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 11, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Carlton - with a stack of talent across the entire ground - believes they are in the window for ultimate success but will need to make selfless decisions to ensure that the 29-year flag drought comes to an end.

“There is the ability for players to understand that money is a big part of what we do because it is our job and it is making a living for us,” defender Jacob Weitering told the publication.

“But we also have to keep them (the team) all happy – and together.

“It (keeping the group together) is a big part of trying to win a premiership.

“We have some terrific guys at all levels and all ages. Hopefully, if we can keep this group together, and be in the window for a while, then we can give ourselves a chance to win one.”

The Blues have locked away key forwards Charlie Curnow (2029) and Harry McKay (2030) to long-term deals while captain Patrick Cripps (2027) and star midfielder Sam Walsh (2026) aren't going anywhere.