Swansea City are hoping to make Tom Carroll's loan move a permanent one during the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.
The Swans have been impressed by Carroll's performance at the Liberty Stadium since he arrived at the club and feel that he could be available to sign on a permanent deal.
Tottenham believe that the central midfielder has a bright future, but Swansea feel that his lack of first-team chances at White Hart Lane could make a move away appealing.
Spurs have brought Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb, who had both played at development squad level with Carroll, into the first-team, while they are also expected to seek additions in this position in the New Year.
The competition for places means that Carroll's opportunities look limited back at his parent club and Swansea are keen to negotiate a price to extend his stay.
Carroll is currently on a season-long-loan with the Welsh side and has enjoyed his spell with Gary Monk's side.
The 22-year-old has played 10 times for the Swans and he has become an established member of their first-team squad recently.
If Carroll does move to the Liberty Stadium, he is likely to be joined by Kyle Naughton as the defender has also been targeted by Monk and is expected to leave Tottenham at the next available opportunity.