Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has reportedly turned his attention to securing loan deals in a bid to strengthen his squad, with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Carroll and Aston Villa's Barry Bannan both on his shortlist.
Holloway has been frustrated for much of the summer as he looks to build a squad capable of achieving Premier League survival, with Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh the most notable of his seven additions during the close season.
The Eagles boss has now asked Spurs if he can take Carroll on a season-long loan move and will turn his attention to Villa playmaker Bannan if that deal falls through, according to the Daily Mail.
Carroll has played 22 times for Spurs in all competitions since making his debut in 2011, with Andre Villas-Boas including him in the side for last week's 5-0 win over Dinamo Tblisi in the Europa League.
Villas-Boas is believed to rate the midfield starlet highly and wants him to gain first-team experience in the Premier League, with a move to Selhurst Park currently being considered.
Bannan meanwhile has fallen out of favour at Villa under Paul Lambert in recent months, despite featuring 24 times in the Premier League last season.
The Scottish international has played 12 times for his country, largely in an advanced central position.
Palace are also currently in talks to sign former Spurs centre-back William Gallas on a free transfer, after his contract at White Hart Lane ran out in June.
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