Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has confirmed that the club is interested in luring Essendon banned defender Michael Hurley to the club next season.
Hurley is yet to make his intentions clear for next season, despite being contracted for next season at the Bombers.
Essendon has already locked away six of their banned players this season, with Travis Colyer, Heath Hocking, David Myers, Tom Bellchambers, Dyson Heppell and Cale Hooker all confirming their commitment to the club in 2017.
"If any one of the boys who hasn't made a decision decides they want to move on, us, like the other 16 clubs, need to consider the prospect on them coming (into our club)," Beveridge said.
"Michael is one of those (players), and he's a very, very good player.
"If that's the decision Michael makes, we need to make sure we throw our hat in the ring."