Koby Stevens.

Koby Stevens. Photo: Getty Images

West Coast midfielder Koby Stevens has nominated the Western Bulldogs as his preferred club as he seeks a trade back to Victoria.

Stevens has been linked to other Victorian clubs but has opted for the bulldogs, who, while committed to the draft, wanted to bolster their young squad with an experienced player.

Stevens, 21, has struggled to break into West Coast's strong midfield this year.

He has been offered a two-year contract by the Dogs.

Bulldogs list manager Jason McCartney and his West Coast counterpart Craig Vozzo will start talks on a suitable trasde today.

The Dogs have several picks in the top 50 in next month's national draft.