Marseille president Jean-Claude Dassier confirmed on Thursday that striker Brandao, currently under investigation for rape, is to join Brazilian club Cruzeiro on loan until the end of the year.
"Brandao's departure is official," Dassier said after meeting the Brazilian player on Thursday. "I wish Brandao and I told him so, lots of success in Brazil. He's joining a big club and I hope this aweful affair will have a positive outcome."
Brandao was placed under police investigation for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman after a night out in Aix-en-Provence, near Marseille on March 9 and also faces disciplinary action from his club.
He had been allowed to travel to Brazil for a period of rest by the club but returned to Marseille this week.
Dassier added that Brandao "obviously confirmed that he would answer the summons of the French justice system. He seemed very serene and very confident in the outcome of the judicial investigation."