GOLD Coast will have a fight on its hands to keep power forward Charlie Dixon beyond this year, Suns coaching adviser Malcolm Blight says.
The 24-year-old, who comes out of contract at the end of the season, was stood down for one game after breaching the club's zero-tolerance alcohol policy the night before the Suns' round nine clash against Hawthorn.
Blight said he was hopeful Dixon would remain at the club, but acknowledged the interest the key forward had received from rival clubs.
"Personally, I'd like him to stay, we'd all like him to stay," Blight told Channel Nine on Sunday.
"There's two (issues) there, he wants to stay and someone else wants him more than us, and sometimes that meets and sometimes that doesn't. We hope he stays."
When asked if cross-town rival the Brisbane Lions were "most active" in chasing Dixon, Blight said: "I don’t know, but I've heard of other clubs as well."
Fremantle is reportedly the latest side to have expressed an interest in chasing the 200cm forward.
Dixon, who grew up in Cairns, has played 56 games and kicked 70 goals for the Suns since making his debut in round two, 2011.