HOBART, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02: Oskar Baker of the Demons runs with the ball during the round seven AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Blundstone Arena on May 02, 2021 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The Western Bulldogs are reportedly looking at delisted Demons speedster Oskar Baker as a potential free agency target for 2023.

Baker was axed by Melbourne last month, ending his five-year stint in the red and blue after 15 games at AFL level.

The departed utility didn't feature under Simon Goodwin in 2022, instead seeing his entire campaign dedicated to helping Casey secure the VFL premiership - playing 20 games for Melbourne's reserves which included a 25-disposal effort in the grand final win over Southport.

With opportunities at senior level hard to come by, and his contract with the Demons reaching its cessation at the end of the year, Baker's time with Melbourne came to an end.

The flame of his AFL career may not be extinguished however, with the Bulldogs showing interest in the 24-year-old, according to AFL.com.au.

Baker is able to feature on the wing or as an attacking option for the Dogs, who lost wide midfielder Lachie Hunter and young swingman Josh Schache through the trade period in October.

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The Bulldogs were also forced to bid farewell to Josh Dunkley, whose spot in the midfield could be taken by common wing option Bailey Smith - further showcasing a need for wider options for Luke Beveridge's midfield pack.

The delisted free agency period, which opened on Thursday, has already seen former Dog Fergus Greene land with Hawthorn following a dominant two years with their VFL affiliate club Box Hill, while delisted Cat Francis Evans has joined Port Adelaide.

Baker and other delisted free agents will have until November 15 to find a new club before needing to look toward the draft and Supplemental Selection Period mechanisms instead.