São Paulo confident of keeping Arsenal's Denilson
São Paulo are confident over their chances of turning midfielder Denilson's loan move from Arsenal into a permanent transfer.
The Brazilian joined the club last year on loan after five years at the Gunners in an attempt to find first team football after falling out of favour under Arsene Wenger.
With the January transfer window open, São Paulo are looking to secure a permanent move for the player.
"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."
Whilst keen on securing a deal for Denilson, São Paulo have moved to distance themselves from reports linking them to Wolfsburg's Josue.
Lopes added: "There is no negotiation going on and we first heard that he could be coming here from the press."
Source: Sky Sports