Ablett joined Gold Coast in 2011 on a bumper five-year deal worth around $9 million. 

He won the Brownlow Medal in 2013 after a stellar season but has failed to regain his form since due to injuries. 

However, after another difficult year with the club, Ablett has informed the Suns he wishes to be traded back to Geelong - the club he spent nine years at and won two AFL Premierships. 

"Gary Ablett today informed the club of his desire to be traded to Geelong during next month's exchange period," Suns CEO Mark Evans said in a statement. 

"We indicated to Gary and his manager Liam Pickering that there are conditions that will need to be met for the Gold Coast if this is to be achieved.

"Scott Clayton will be available to meet with Liam and Geelong to ensure these conditions are met."