Jesse White.

Jesse White. Photo: Anthony Johnson

Sydney forward Jesse White has told the Swans he wants to be traded to a Victorian club.

Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs are interested in the versatile ruckman who will formally meet with the Magpies next week for an interview.

White's agent Ben Williams, of Players Ink management, informed the club on Thursday that the out of contract player had requested a trade.

After only three games in 2012, injuries to Adam Goodes and Sam Reid created opportunities for the ruckman and key forward who responded to the opportunity with probably his best year yet for the Swans. He kicked 20 goals in 15 games and while he was poor in the qualifying final loss to Hawthorn he had 20 touches and took nine marks in the loss to Fremantle and had another 20 touches in the win over Carlton.

"Today I had a meeting with the Sydney Swans on behalf of Jesse and I have requested a trade for him. All of Jesse's family live in Melbourne so that is the likely destination for him," Williams said.

The Bulldogs are interested in the powerful 25-year-old but the Dogs picture is slightly complicated by their need to negotiate a trade for Essendon's Stuart Crameri. The Dogs will not give up their first pick - selection 4 - for Crameri so are likely to have to trade their second round pick for Crameri, which leaves them with a tradeable third round pick for White, or a player.

Should Collingwood want White and other clubs don't enter the frame they would be expected to have to consider their second round pick for the deal. At Collingwood White would be expected to be marked for the role of tall forward alternating as relief ruck. Quinten Lynch was recruited as a free agent from West Coast last year for that role.

Lynch started the season well but injury forced a drop in form and he missed games mid-way through the year with the back injury.

White would also leave Collingwood with the flexibility to move premiership centre half back Ben Reid back to defence should it be required through injury or form.

Melbourne might be assumed to be interested in White because of Paul Roos' appointment there but the Demons have a plethora of good tall forwards with Mitch Clark and Chris Dawes then Jesse Hogan joining for next season. Jeremy Howe plays tall and Jack Watts is another with the capacity to play forward.

The Swans also have premiership ruckman Shane Mumford still yet to sign a new contract with Greater Western Sydney understood to be interested. It is doubtful the former Geelong ruckman would now leave the Swans.