According to a report in Brazil’s Gazeta Esportiva, Sao Paulo could ask Arsenal to extend Denilson’s loan contract if they reach the final of the 2012 Copa do Brasil.
Sao Paulo face Coritiba in a two-legged semi-final scheduled for the 14th and 20th June, however, should they successfully progress their on-loan Gunner would not be eligible to play due to his contract ending at the end of the month.
The winners of the Copa do Brasil qualify for the Copa Libertadores (the South American equivalent of the Champions League) and with either Palmeiras or Gremio potentially standing in their way, Sao Paulo are keen to have all their first team squad available.
While it is believed Sao Paulo will initially ask for a two-week extension, the report suggests they’d happily keep him until the end of the year if an agreement could be reached with the Gunners hierarchy.
Cheers to @SiuFay for the heads up again.