Former Sydney captain Jarrad McVeigh is keen to play on next year and remains in constant communication with the Swans about his plans.
McVeigh is out of contract at the end of this season and is still working through his plans for 2018 with the Club.
The 32-year-old who has battled injuries for the past two seasons is at peace with playing out this year before deciding on his future.
"As I've said all year if my body is right and I'm playing at a high level, then I definitely want to play on," he said.
"I speak with (coach) John Longmire and (football manager) Tom Harley most weeks and I sit pretty comfortably with where everything is at.
"We're very close and we've got a lot of trust in each other, I've got a strong relationship with everyone at the club and we know where it's all at.
"I've got a young family so it's not just about next year, it's about the 10 years after that.
"I understand it's a ruthless business and there's got to be a spot for me, and I've got to perform as well."
McVeigh needs just three more matches this season to reach 300 games for the Bloods and has said he would be interested in transitioning into coaching.
"I love that side of the game and teaching younger players," he said.
"I feel that my strengths are reading the game well so hopefully that translates into a coaching career.
"Those things are happening more these days but I think if you're a player you've got to be all in, and go 100 percent at that.
"It would be too hard to do two things."