CARLTON hopes its promising end to this season stamps it as a "destination club" as it looks set for a busy off-season.
The Blues will again be active this NAB AFL Trade Period, having also made a bid for Greater Western Sydney star Stephen Coniglio before the free agent re-signed.
Under coach David Teague, who was appointed to the senior role last month after taking on the interim position, the Blues won six of their last 11 games of the season.
List manager Michael Agresta told this week's Road to the Draft podcast that the improved form in the second half of the season would make Carlton a more attractive proposition for players looking for new homes.
"It's got to help. Winning helps. Everyone loves to win, but [also] just the positive vibe around the place. Players talk and we believe we're a destination club," Agresta said.
We're really confident with where our list is going, but we want to be seen as a destination club and that players are interested in coming to the Carlton Football Club - Michael Agresta
The Blues chased Coniglio with a lucrative long-term deal that had the gun midfielder consider his future being in Victoria, before he recommitted with the Giants last week on a seven-year contract.
Agresta said the Blues were unsure throughout the season what the 25-year-old would decide, but that they had presented Carlton as an option.
"He's pretty unique in that he's a star of the competition and of course you're going to present your club in the best light. But to be fair we move on really quickly," he said.
"We had no idea [what Coniglio was going to do]. We prepare for if he comes or if he doesn't."
The Blues are meeting wantaway Gold Coast midfielder Jack Martin this week, while they have also chatted with Richmond small forward Dan Butler.
The Blues are meeting with Gold Coast's Jack Martin this week. Picture: AFL Photos
Sydney goalkicker Tom Papley has been on Carlton's radar but is contracted long-term to the Swans, while Adelaide star Eddie Betts has also been linked to a return to the Blues.
Carlton chased Dylan Shiel during last year's trade period before he nominated Essendon as his preferred club, and Agresta said he didn't believe the Blues necessarily needed to land a big name to progress up the ladder.
"I don't think we need to. We're really confident with where our list is going, but we want to be seen as a destination club and that players are interested in coming to the Carlton Football Club," he said.
Carlton's first three picks at this year's draft are currently placed at No.8, 39 and 44.