Out-of-contract Brisbane Lions tall utility Brent Staker toured through Carlton on Thursday fuelling speculation of a possible move for the former Eagles key position player.
The veteran of 154 games was seen being shown through the Blues Princes Park facilities on Thursday.
The Blues later said only that Staker was catching up with Blues director of coaching and development Rob Wiley whom he had known from their time at West Coast.
Staker moved to Brisbane from West Coast in 2010 on a four-year deal which is coming to an end. He missed all of the 2012 season with a knee reconstruction and played 15 games this season after resuming in round 8.
Lions recruiting and list manager Rob Kerr said the club was in negotiations with the 29-year-old over a new deal and had made an offer.
The Lions are already confronting the prospect of an exdous of players with up to six young players still out of contract and two - Jared Polec and Patrick Karnezis - having told the club they want to be traded.
Port Adelaide is believed to be making the running on Polec, while Collingwood has been linked with Karnezis.
The future of Billy Longer, whom Hawthorn is understood to be interested in, Elliott Yeo, Sam Docherty and James Polkinghorne remains uncertain with the club still trying to secure all of the un-contracted players.