Fluminense defender Wallace claims he is on the verge of joining Chelsea
By Paulo Freitas. Last Updated: November 28, 2012 7:26pm
Wallace: Following Chelsea on TV after claiming he's moving to the club
Brazilian full-back Wallace claims he is on the verge of joining European champions Chelsea either in the January transfer window or next summer.
The Stamford Bridge club are favourites to land the Under 20 international for a fee in the region of £5million from his current club Fluminense.
And although Serie A giants Juventus and Napoli have been linked with the 18-year-old, it seems Wallace has already got his heart set on joining fellow Brazilians Oscar, David Luiz and Lucas Piazon at the west London club.
He told Fox Sports Brasil: "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.
"Now that I'm moving to London I'll have to learn some English but they are used to this and they will surely help me a lot.
"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."