Stamford Bridge to snap up yet another Brazilian.
Fluminense’s manager Abel Braga has confirmed young Brazilian full-back Wallace is on his way to Chelsea .
The Blues are closing in on the signing of the 18-year-old in a deal thought to be worth £4.4million.
The European champions already own a 40 per cent stake in the defender, who is expected to return to Fluminense on loan for the rest of the season once an agreement has been completed.
He told Terra: “Wallace has been negotiated for a long time. He is a player that has impressed. Do you think people abroad sign someone based on one game?
“They watch a player for two, three months – sometimes even a year. They are taking a great player and Fluminense are completely right in selling him.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Abel Braga has pretty much admitted that Wallace is on his way to Stamford Bridge, a move that has been pretty much confirmed in various quarters.
The Rio born 18 year old is on the fringes of a the Brazilian Under 20 side and was part of the Under 17 World Cup squad that impressed many during last year’s finals in Mexico.
Wallace is already into his second season in the Fluminense side and is considered to be one of the hottest prospects in Brazilian football.
The starlet will join fellow countrymen David Luiz, Oscar, Lucas Piazon and Ramires at Chelsea.
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