Chelsea agree Wallace deal

Chelsea have agreed terms with Fluminense for the signing of

Brazil Under-20 right-back Wallace in the January window.

The Blues have long been linked with the ?5million-rated

18-year-old, who will officially become their player when the

transfer window opens but remain with the Brazilian club until the

end of the season on loan.

Chelsea reportedly already owned a 40% stake in the player as

part of the deal that took Deco to Fluminense in 2010 and his

capture swells the number of Brazilians at Stamford Bridge to


Wallace made his senior debut this year at the age of 17, going

on to appear 18 times in the league for Fluminense’s first team,

helping them to the Brazilian league championship, the Rio State

League and the Guanabara Cup.

A Brazil Under-20 international, he was part of the squad that

won the South American Under-17 Championship last year, and helped

his country to a fourth-placed finish at the World Cup in Mexico at

the same level, playing alongside new Chelsea team-mate Lucas


David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar are the other Brazilians at

Stamford Bridge.