Currently on loan at Trabzonspor, Paul Onuachu is enjoying himself far more in Turkey than he ever was at Southampton.

Despite currently suffering from a forearm fracture that will keep him away from the field for a while longer, the Nigerian remains the club’s top scorer, with nine goals in 17 Süper Lig games to date, as well as three assists.

That’s why Trabzonspor would ideally like to keep him beyond the current season, and Fotospor reveal where things are with Southampton.

The outlet explain that negotiations with the Saints for the striker ‘continue at full speed’, as the Turkish side want the player to help them in the next campaign as they strive to improve.

The problem is ‘no progress has been made so far’, and the reason for that is Southampton themselves, who do not want to budge from their €12m asking price.

Down their end, Trabzonspor have made it clear they cannot ‘go above €10m’, willing to reach that figure with instalments and some bonuses.

This dead end means that a transfer of Onuachu on a permanent basis is ‘complicated for now’, and there would be a need for Southampton to budge a little bit in order for any agreement to be struck.