GEELONG coach Chris Scott has refused to fuel speculation that the Cats are open to recruiting their former champion Gary Ablett at the end of the season.
At the end of 2016 the Gold Coast star asked whether the Suns would consider trading him back to Geelong, but the club hierarchy immediately dismissed the prospect.
Ablett is contracted to the Suns until the end of 2018 after signing a second contract at the end of 2016.
However a poor performance on Saturday against Greater Western Sydney once again sparked debate about whether Ablett was committed in spirit to the Suns and revived talk that he wanted to rejoin the Cats.
Scott told reporters on Wednesday that questions about Ablett's future should be directed to the Gold Coast.
"It's a Gold Coast issue and a Gary Ablett issue. I'm not really in a position to comment on behalf of the Geelong Football Club, particularly given our list manager is in the US at the moment," Scott said.
Ablett is due to play his 100th match for the Suns in a fortnight and needs only 10 more to play his 300th AFL game.
He played in two premierships, won two best and fairests in premiership years, and won one of his two Brownlows in 190 games with the Cats, but left to join the Suns at the end of 2010.
Ablett has since won three best and fairest awards and another Brownlow with Gold Coast, but has not played in finals.