UPDATE: Cult hero Kepler Bradley is set to sign a one-year deal with Fremantle this week.
The 27-year-old was considered a chance to be delisted following the club’s recruitment of former Essendon forward Scott Gumbleton. However, his manager Colin Young said a deal had been agreed to by all parties.
The new contract will see Bradley build on his 68 games at the Dockers since moving west from the Bombers in 2008.
A favourite among the fans, Bradley was sidelined for most of the 2013 season after suffering a serious knee injury against Richmond in round five.
He has been regularly spotted at the club during the off-season as he attempts to reach full fitness for the early stages of pre-season next month.
Bradley had told reigning WAFL premiers West Perth that he would rejoin them unless the Dockers decided to retain him.
Bradley also told the Falcons, where he is close to premiership duo Jason Salecic and Andrew Strijk, that he should be fit to start pre-season training.
Like Salecic, Bradley played in West Perth's 2003 premiership and believes the Falcons can defend their flag next year.
Meanwhile, Claremont's new coach will have to make do without another three premiership veterans.
The 2013 captain, Andrew Browne, and midfielders Andrew Foster and Byron Schammer have decided to retire.
They join Chad Jones, David Crawford and Paul Medhurst in retirement, while Ian Richardson, Mitch Andrews and James Thomson will travel overseas next year.
Claremont expect to have their new coach in place by next week, with former West Coast, Fremantle and Collingwood assistant Michael Broadbridge at the top of the club's shortlist.
The highly-regarded Broadbridge was an assistant at Perth this year where he helped the Demons into third place late in the season before they lost four consecutive matches to slide out of finals contention.
The AFL’s first list lodgement deadline is this Thursday as begin to shape their squads ahead of the November 21 national draft.