Deals imminent for Gary Ablett, Jack Watts

A deal for Gary Ablett's romantic return to Geelong could be struck on Friday.

Ablett's manager Liam Pickering will meet with Gold Coast and Geelong officials where a solution to Ablett's homecoming could potentially be made.

The sticking point will be which players the Cats discard to get the dual Brownlow medallist back to the Cattery.

Steven Motlop remains uncommitted about where he'll play next year and that indecision is blocking any trade moves.

The livewire forward toured Gold Coast headquarters this week, but his dithering is forcing representatives from both clubs to scramble for a Plan B.

It now seems Adelaide's lucrative multi-year offer to Motlop has the Crows in the box seat to secure the enigmatic 26-year-old.

Meanwhile, Port Adelaide firms as the likely destination for maligned Melbourne forward Jack Watts.

As reported by ESPN last week, the opportunity to move interstate to better focus on his footy, as well as superior contract offer, are factors falling in the Power's favour.

While Watts toured the Cats' facilities this week, Geelong's near-capacity salary cap means the club will struggle to offer a contract in the vicinity of the Power.

In other Port Adelaide news, ruckman Matthew Lobbe will visit the Gold Coast next week as the Suns look to bolster their ruck stocks.

It comes after uncertainty surrounding the future of Suns ruck Tom Nicholls, with the Western Bulldogs making enquiries on the future of the talented junior.

And speculation is mounting on whether Carlton's Bryce Gibbs will make a third attempt to get to West Lakes, despite Adelaide officials saying they'd "moved on" from getting the former No.1 draft pick.

ESPN exclusively revealed last year Gibbs' intentions to return to his home state, despite being on a multi-year contract at the Blues.

And while the Crows publicly revealed they would pursue other interests, Gibbs could try for another last-ditch defection, especially if the club is lucratively rewarded for Charlie Cameron's move to Brisbane.