Grêmio unlikely to make André Santos loan permanent
Grêmio have revealed that they are unlikely to take up a permanent deal for wantaway Arsenal defender André Santos.
The Brazilian is currently on loan from Arsenal and Santos is reported to desire a return to Brazil but Grêmio's director of football, Rui Costa, is not confident of a deal being struck.
"The condition of the loan was six months. We are talking but it’s hard,” he told Fox Sports Brazil.
Santos has become a mainstay at the Porto Alegre club but now a return to England looks likely unless another club comes in for the Brazilian.
Arsenal also have Denilson out on loan to São Paulo and are much more confident of a deal after the Brazilian club revealed earlier this month that they are interested in a permanent deal.
Sources: Fox Sports; ESPN