Sao Paulo have given super agent Wagner Ribeiro permission to continue transfer talks with Manchester United over the sale of Lucas.

Ribeiro confirmed yesterday that he was flying to England, though insisted he wasn't traveling with the purpose of dealing with United.

"Yes, it's true, going to England. But I can assure you that I will not go to treat the sale of Lucas, but simply to accompany the Brazilian national team at the Olympics," said Ribeiro.

However, Terra says Ribeiro is indeed flying to Manchester with the express purpose of negotiating terms with United on the orders of Sao Paulo.