Chelsea starlet close to Inter loan

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Chelsea starlet Wallace is hoping to complete a move to Inter Milan sooner rather than later.

The 19-year-old Brazilian has been in talks with the Serie ‘A’ giants for several weeks, according to the player’s agent, and is eager to play at the San Siro next season.

Napoli have also been linked with a move for the player, who signed for the Blues from Fluminese in December 2012, but Frederico Moraes has dismissed the recent speculation and believes a move to Inter is close.

“Can these be the decisive days for the transfer to Inter? I hope so. The deal is not closed yet, but we are continuing negotiations. I prefer not to pick a date of the possible transfer to Inter,” Moraes told TMW.

“I can say we want to finalise everything as soon as possible, because it would be important for Wallace to be at the disposal of the Coach and settle into his new environment.

“Newspaper reports circulated that Napoli were interested, but to be honest those were just rumours. Napoli showed interest in the lad a year ago, but then there was the move from Fluminense to Chelsea.”

Ex-Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was able to lure the versatile wingback to Stamford Bridge, but the deal saw the Brazilian U20 international remain at the Maracanã Stadium for the rest of the season.

Wallace subsequently wore a Blues shirt for the first time under Jose Mourinho in the pre-season game against the Singha All-Stars, but probable work permit issues means the Premier League contenders are unlikely to be able to use the teenager competitively this season.

A move to Italy is now the most likely option, with Walter Mazzarri's side set to take advantage of the young talent’s inability to remain in England.

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