Sao Paulo are confident of turning Denilson's loan move from Arsenal into a permanent stay. The Brazil international returned to his homeland in 2011 after five years in England.

"I believe we'll reach an agreement with Arsenal," Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes told UOL.

"We have heard from Denilson that he doesn't want to return to England, that he wants to stay here with us.

"I think our relations with Arsenal will help that to happen."

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