Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move to sign AS Monaco winger Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, according to the French publication Le10Sport.
The 21-year-old scored six goals and bagged 10 assists from 36 league appearances. He also scored in his side's 3-1 victory over Arsenal on the first leg of the Champions League knockout stage fixture at the Emirates.
Ferreira-Carrasco's form for the Ligue 1 club has seen him make it to the Belgium squad. His brilliant display for Monaco has attracted interest of the north London club manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The English club have already made a formal approach with Monaco for the availability of their attacker. The bid tabled by Tottenham is still not clear, but Ferreira-Carrasco employers are unhappy with the offer made by the Premier League outfit.
Any move from Tottenham to bring the Belgium international to White Hart Lane will see them improve their offer to tempt Monaco let their player leave the club in the summer transfer window.
After coming through the ranks of Monaco's youth set-up, the winger broke into the first team in 2012. Ferreira-Carrasco signed a new deal last summer and his current deal at Stade Louis II runs down in 2019.
Any move from Tottenham in persuading the Belgian to join the north London side this summer will see them step up their offer. His style of play is compared with his compatriot and Tottenham's Nacer Chadli, who had an impressive season under the guidance of the former Southampton manager.
Should Ferreira-Carrasco make a switch to England, it could force Pochettino to sanction the sale of Andros Townsend. The Mirror claims Tottenham are willing to use their winger as part of the swap deal in signing Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
However, Townsend has vowed to prove his worth and is confident of cementing his place in the first team, despite Tottenham exit rumours.
"To be as fit as possible and to show my ability on a consistent basis while trying to nail down a place in the first team," Townsend told Tottenham's official website.
"I'm looking for consistency on a personal level and if we can do it as a team as well, because we showed we can do it in certain games last season, who knows where that can take us?"