Brazilian club Corinthians have reportedly broken their links with the London-based sports management group MSI, which is currently embroiled in the dispute over the ownership of Argentinian player Carlos Tevez.

The club had agreed a 10-year partnership with MSI in December 2004, but the executive council voted unanimously in favour of ending the deal.

"It's the end of a partnership," Rubens Aprobato Machado, one of the council's 241 members, told Brazilian television. "It was a unanimous decision."