Orlando released a statement on Thursday announcing they had withdrawn their bid for Ganso and will now sue Sao Paulo in order to recoup an estimated $5million lost payments and interest from their loan of Kaka to the Brazilian club last year.
The Major League Soccer club had offered Sao Paulo a compromise that would have seen Ganso join Orlando in return for the cancellation of Sao Paulo's debt and an additional $900,000-plus in transfer fees.
However, this now appears unlikely following the release of the following statement by Orlando City SC:
"The Club will pursue a collection lawsuit for the non-payment of all the commitments owed by São Paulo FC as part of the loan deal of the player Kaká. No further comments will be issued on this matter."