St Kilda midfielder Luke Dunstan could be on the move this trade period.
Dunstan is contracted to the Saints for another year but found opportunities hard to come by in 2020, making just one senior appearance.
Matthew Lloyd understands that Carlton is weighing up a move for Dunstan to add more physicality to their midfield group.
“My St Kilda man has also spoken about how this deal (Brad Crouch) will force out a favourite son and a much-loved player at the Saints in Luke Dunstan, who is very, very close to a lot of key players at the club,” Lloyd told AFL Trade Radio’s The Early Trade.
“The Blues are looking at Luke Dunstan as an inside midfielder to assist Patrick Cripps.
“He might be a bargain pick up for Carlton to try and help Cripps with some of the physicality through the midfield.”
Kane Cornes is surprised Adelaide hasn’t shown more interest in Dunstan given they’ve lost the likes of Cam Ellis-Yolmen and Hugh Greenwood.
Dunstan hails form South Australia and plied his trade for SANFL club Woodville West Torrens before he was drafted to the Saints.
“I was a little bit surprised that Dunstan didn’t draw more interest from Adelaide,” Cornes said.
“With the bodies they’ve lost through the midfield in recent years with (Cam) Ellis-Yolmen, (Hugh) Greenwood and now (Brad) Crouch, I would have thought they needed some help for the youngster in there.”
Dunstan has played 104 games across seven seasons for the Saints.