Denilson is leaving Sao Paulo to return to parent club Arsenal. Sao Paulo president Juvenal Juvencio admits they cannot afford to sign Denilson permanently.

"Denilson won't stay," Juvencio told UOL. "Arsenal want €6million (£4.9million) for him, but we won't pay that so we expect him to leave soon.

"Of course we will try to get the loan deal extended for another year, but it won't be easy."