Swansea City are keen to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Carroll on a permanent deal, according to manager Garry Monk.
Carroll, 22, was allowed to leave White Hart Lane and join the Swans on a season-long loan deal in August.
The England Under-21 international has made 15 appearances in all competitions for the club this season and Monk admits he would like to have the midfielder at his disposal beyond the end of this season – but stresses the his club are yet to approach Tottenham.
"It is not something we have discussed yet – but we are not averse to it," Monk told Wales Online.
"We have spoken about Tom's progress here and he has done well for us. He is young, has great potential, but we will likely talk more towards the end of the season to see if there are any options towards a longer deal.
"I have not spoken to Tom about it as I do not want him to have any distractions. I want him to worry about his football.
"Come the end of the season we need to hear from him and both clubs so we will assess it then."
Carroll was deemed surplus to requirements by Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane this season. The central midfielder, who has previously had spells on loan at Leyton Orient, Derby and Queens Park Rangers, has already made 23 appearances for Spurs but is yet to start a Premier League game for the north London side.
Swansea and Tottenham have already conducted business this month with defender Kyle Naughton leaving Spurs to sign for Monk's side for a fee believed to be in the region of £5m.
The 26-year-old right back made just five appearances for Spurs in the league this season, the last of those coming in November.
The arrival of United States international DeAndre Yedlin has also given Pochettino a further option at full-back, which may have helped prompt Naughton's exit.