By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Swansea are ready to make a bid to sign Tottenham playmaker Alex Pritchard this summer, Football Insider sources understand.

The Welsh club are keen on Pritchard as they attempt to take advantage of the youngsters’s fringe status at White Hart Lane.

Spurs are ready to sell the academy graduate in the summer window even though he signed a new contract only last August.

A well-placed recruitment source has told Football Insider that the Swans are ready to pay £4million for Pritchard, which is well short of Tottenham’s £8million valuation.

Swansea are one of the Premier League clubs have shown interest in the attacking midfielder, while a number of Championship clubs are also keeping close tabs on him.

Pritchard, who signed a four-year contract 10 months ago, is highly regarded by Mauricio Pochettino and his staff but has been unable to break in the first-team set-up at White Hart Lane.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Spurs youth team aged 16 from the West Ham academy, has made just two senior appearances for the club.

It has been a frustrating season for Pritchard, who spent three months on the sidelines before Christmas with an ankle injury and then had a loan spell at West Brom in which he played just 66 minutes of Premier League football.

However, Pritchard demonstrated the depth of his talent with a highly successful loan spell at Brentford last season, where he scored 12 goals and supplied seven assists in 47 appearances for the Championship club.

In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are keeping close tabs on a highly rated Holland central midfielder.