Having impressed on loan with Swansea, the Independent have linked midfielder Tom Carroll with a permanent move from Tottenham Hotspur to the South Wales club.
Carroll, 22, wasn't in the first team plans at Spurs before the start of the season, and manager Mauricio Pochettino therefore decided to let him join their Premier League rival on loan for the entire campaign.
Now, Carroll has impressed to the point where Swansea were reportedly in talks with Tottenham over a deal to sign Carroll for good in a deal worth between £3.5m and £5m.
However, manager Garry Monk told Wales Online that whilst he does like Carroll, Swansea haven't held discussions with Spurs yet over a deal.
"It’s not something we have discussed yet – but we are not averse to it," he said. "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," added Monk.
Swansea signed Tottenham right back Kyle Naughton on Thursday afternoon, and having also conducted transfers involving Michel Vorm, Ben Davies and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the summer, relations between the two clubs appear to be strong right now.
With that being the case, Swansea will feel confident about their chances of keeping Carroll at the Liberty Stadium for good, but it doesn't seem like such a deal will be agreed or completed during this month's transfer window.