Harley on the road to the Dockers?

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29: Harley Bennell of the Suns runs the ball during the round 22 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29: Harley Bennell of the Suns runs the ball during the round 22 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) Chris Hyde

HARLEY Bennell appears certain to be heading home to West Australia after five tumultuous years on the Gold Coast.

His manager, Colin Young, confirmed the troubled yet dynamic midfielder had nominated Fremantle as his destination of choice after being sent packing by the Suns, despite having two years left on his contract.

It will now be up to the Dockers to confirm they are willing to take the 23-year-old, who has had a string of off-field incidents through his short career.

Bennell had been sounded out by Richmond, but it is believed he failed to show for a medical at the Tigers' Punt Road headquarters late last week. The 23-year-old played 81 games and kicked 92 goals for the Suns after being taken at No.2 in the 2010 national draft.

The league's free agency period begins tomorrow, while the trade period starts Monday.

The Suns reiterated yesterday it would "seek the best possible trade in exchange for Harley Bennell", meaning they are most likely to ask for Freo's first pick in next month's national draft, No.16 overall.

The Suns, who have pick No.3 from finishing third-last, may also end up with pick No.10 from a deal that will see key forward Charlie Dixon cross to Port Adelaide.

Power football general manager Chris Davies told Trade Radio yesterday: "We've been on the record publicly saying we understand it's going to take a first round pick ... we've put pick 10 on the table."

The Power also announced it had re-signed midfielder Hamish Hartlett for another five years, locking him in until at least 2021.

Hartlett rejected a number of big offers to return to Victoria.

Brisbane, meanwhile, has expressed interest in signing three-time Geelong premiership forward Steve Johnson, as well as bringing back Queenslander Tom Bell from Carlton.



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