Fluminense full-back Wallace to join Chelsea say club
Thursday 08 November 2012
Brazilian full-back Wallace was today on the brink of signing for Chelsea, according to current club Fluminense.
Fluminense director Rodrigo Caetano claimed the European champions were close to tying up a deal for the 18-year-old, who has also been linked with Manchester City.
According to reports, Chelsea have held 40% of Wallace's economic rights since 2010 following Deco's free transfer from Stamford Bridge to Fluminense and were ready to pay £4.4million for him.
The Brazilian club's manager, Abel Braga, told Terra, a Brazilian news website: "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."
Caetano said the necessary paperwork had still to be completed for a player who has also reportedly attracted interest from Juventus and Napoli.
"I can't deny there are ongoing negotiations with Chelsea, but the deal isn't done yet - we still have to exchange documents," Caetano said.
He added: "And there is a non-disclosure agreement clause, and in case the information leaks, the deal might not happen.
"Let's hope this problem doesn't prevent the deal from happening."
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Latest in Sport
Luke Shaw arrives a week early for Manchester United pre-season training after cutting short post-World Cup holiday
World Cup 2014: The 50 best players of the World Cup
PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
Brazil vs Netherlands World Cup 2014: A history of the third-place play-offs
Brazil vs Netherlands World Cup 2014: Arrogant Brazilian team may never be forgiven by the fans
- 2 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’