6 Dec 2012

Chelsea pick up Brazilian defender

8:21 am on 6 December 2012

Chelsea have agreed terms with the Brazilian football club Fluminense for the transfer of 18-year-old defender Wallace.

Wallace, a Brazil under-20 international, was part of the under-17 team that won the South American championship last year and were fourth at the World Cup at the same level.

He made his senior debut at 17 and helped Fluminense win the Brazilian league championship, the Rio State League and the Guanabara Cup.

He will officially join Chelsea in the January transfer window but will remain with Fluminense until the end of the season.