Swansea City are not willing to meet Tottenham Hotspur's £5 million asking price for Tom Carroll, according to the Daily Mail.
Swansea are reportedly interested in making Carroll's loan move a permanent one, but they are said to be hoping to sign the youngster for a bargain price.
The Daily Mail states that the Welsh side are willing to pay a £3.5 million fee upfront, but they want the rest of the funds to be paid in add-ons.
Carroll is a fine prospect, but he remains an investment in potential rather than a guarantee of quality and Swansea may want to ensure that they don't overpay.
The 22-year-old has played 15 times for the Swans so far this campaign and Garry Monk has largely been impressed with the role he has played for the side.
If Carroll does opt to move to the Liberty Stadium permanently then it seems he will follow in the footsteps of Kyle Naughton. The Spurs full-back is set to undergo a medical with Swansea in the coming days, according to the Mail, and he could be officially unveiled by the end of the week.