Last Updated: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:35
Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo say they are confident of wrapping up a permanent deal for want-away Arsenal midfielder Denilson.
The 24-year-old has impressed in his homeland since returning there on loan in 2011 and it looks as though a permanent deal will finally be pushed through before the transfer window closes.
Denilson has spoken of his desire to stay and now Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes believes a deal will be agreed between the two clubs.
"I believe we'll reach an agreement with Arsenal," he revealed. "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."
The midfielder joined Arsenal in 2006 but failed to make an impression despite showing early promise and Wenger is happy for him to move on.
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