Arsenal misfit Denilson will return to the club this summer, after failing to agree a permanent deal with Brazilian club Sao Paulo, following a season-long loan.
The midfielder, who joined Arsenal for an estimated £3.6 million in 2006, has struggled to establish himself at the Emirates, and found his first team opportunities severely restricted following the emergence of English sensation Jack Wilshere.
The 24 year-old was subsequently loaned out to Sao Paulo after becoming frustrated with his lack of game time at Arsenal, and while he enjoyed more appearances, he courted controversy in Brazil, falling out with the club's fans.
It had been thought that Denilson may make his move permanent, but as reported by Goal.com Sao Paulo president Juvenal Juvencio ruled out a deal, claiming that Arsenal's asking price for the player was too high.
“Denilson won't stay," Juvencio said.
"Arsenal want €6million or him, but we won't pay that so we expect him to leave soon."
However, he admitted that while a permanent deal is way off, Sao Paulo may try and sign him on another season-long loan deal.
“We will try to get the loan deal extended for another year, but it won't be easy,” Juvencio concluded.