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Fluminense's Wallace confirms Chelsea move


Fluminense right-back Wallace has confirmed that a move to Champions League holders Chelsea is on the horizon.

The 18-year-old has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge since August 2010 when the Blues obtained 40% of his economic rights in a deal which saw Deco move to Fluminense.

 Reports claimed Chelsea had taken their option to purchase the young Brazilian for around €5.5 million, which seems to be the case as Wallace is looking forward to moving to England.

He said: "Now that I'm moving to London I'll have to learn some English.

"It's always helpful having Brazilian team-mates playing alongside you, as they normally are settled down, so they can give you some advice and this is important, even regarding language.

"I used to follow the Spanish league and its big clubs like Real Madrid but now as I'm moving to Chelsea I'm following the club more closely, especially after the Champions League title.

"I watch Chelsea games whenever I can, sometimes I can't watch because I'm playing or concentrated with my team, but I don't miss a chance to see them playing on TV."

The full-back was part of the same Brazil Under-17 side as Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon at the 2011 World Cup in Mexico and, soon after the tournament, found himself making steps at first-team level.

Wallace has made 25 senior appearances for the Tricolor Carioca and has a Brasileirão title and Rio de Janeiro state championship title to his name.


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