Newly-appointed Melbourne coach Paul Roos is set to fly to Perth to pitch a long-term deal to boom WA forward Jesse Hogan.
The Demons are on a mission to lock in their emerging talent after finalising a deal with the 2005 Sydney premiership coach last Friday.
Having already spoken to out-of-contract pair Colin Sylvia and Jack Watts, Roos will next turn his attention to 18-year-old Hogan.
Hogan will make his debut for Melbourne next year after joining the club through last year's Greater Western Sydney mini-draft.
The 195cm, 97kg teenager is contracted for two more seasons, but it is understood that the Demons want to tie him to the club until at least the end of 2017.
Roos, who will lead the struggling club's on-field rebuild for the next two years, will have to convince Hogan and his family of Melbourne's future.
He has agreed to coach Melbourne on condition the club appoints a senior assistant coach who will be groomed as his eventual replacement.
West Coast assistant Scott Burns and former North Melbourne captain Adam Simpson are two of the candidates.
The identity of Roos' successor would be a key part of the club's pitch.
Hogan spent this year playing for club's VFL affiliate Casey Scorpions, kicking 39 goals and finishing seventh in the league's best-and-fairest award.
He missed the final two weeks of the season with bone bruising on a knee.
Melbourne does not comment on players' contracts, but football operations manager Josh Mahoney said Hogan's future had been raised with the new coach.
"All of our good young players, we'd like to have discussions about long-term deals," he said.
"In due course we'll have those discussions with Jesse and his management and his family.
"Paul at the moment is going through our whole playing list and trying to get a handle on it.
"He's only seen vision of Jesse but, like everyone, he likes what he sees.
"We've got a key forward who is aggressive and wants the ball in his hands and makes good decisions."