Vasconcellos: No Elias negotiations
Flamengo have denied they are in talks to sign Sporting CP midfielder Elias.
The Brazilian international, who has 13 caps, is currently on loan with the Rio de Janeiro-based club.
ShanghaiDaily.com suggests Elias has sought permission from FIFA to rescind his contract with Sporting. The 28 year-old claims they have failed to meet salary commitments.
Flamengo vice-president Wallim Vasconcellos insists, however, that talks will not take place until a resolution is found between Elias and Sporting.
"Let it be clear that at this time there are no negotiations with the player or his representatives," he said.