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GOLD Coast has turned its attention to former Western Bulldogs forward Jarrad Grant as the Suns looks to add a versatile forward to their set-up.

The Dogs did not offer the 26-year-old free agent a contract despite him playing 19 games in 2015 and he was officially delisted after last week's trade period.

Grant is due back from overseas later this week but AFL.com.au understands Suns officials have been in discussions around potentially acquiring Grant who is now a delisted free agent.

The Suns made a strong play this year for former Demon Jeremy Howe, who eventually decided to stay in Victoria and join Collingwood, and then made a bid for Carlton's Andrejs Everitt on the final day of the NAB AFL Trade period.

Grant, who was selected with pick No.5 in the 2007 NAB AFL Draft, played 81 games for the Bulldogs after making his debut in 2009 under current Suns coach Rodney Eade.

He played three seasons under Eade and kicked 45 goals in 36 games in 2010 and 2011 before Eade was replaced.

Grant struggled for consistency after Eade left, performing well in patches but being guilty of drifting in and out of games at times.

He has pace, is smart with the ball in hands and provides an x-factor when at his best.

He averaged 14 disposals a game and took 16 marks inside 50 in 2015 and was considered unlucky to be delisted. He also played in Footscray's 2014 VFL premiership team.

The Suns managed to acquire experienced West Coast midfielder Matt Rosa and North Melbourne ruckman Daniel Currie during the trade period as well as set themselves up for the next two drafts with early picks.

The delisted free agency period opens on Saturday.