Sao Paulo are understood to be willing to pay around €7m to take Valencia striker Jonas back to Brazil.
According to newspaper Lance the Brazilians have already met Jonas for talks in a bid to link him up with former Sevilla man Luis Fabiano at the Morumbi stadium, although the player is believed to be happy at Valencia.
However, with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil around the corner Jonas considers his chances of making Luiz Felipe Scolari’s squad would be improved if he was plying his trade in his native country.
With a contract at Mestalla until June 2015, Jonas is considered one of the key men at Valencia, whom he joined from Gremio at the beginning of 2011, and the club would be reluctant to let him go.
Even so, Sao Paulo are aware Valencia have financial difficulties and failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League, meaning they might be receptive to a decent offer for the 29-year-old.
Jonas is currently on holiday in Brazil awaiting the birth of his first child and has asked his club for a few extra days off so he can spend the maximum time possible with his new family.