Chelsea to loan out Wallace due to lack of work permit

The Brazilian full-back, a January signing from Fluminense, impressed on his debut in pre-season but will need to develop in Europe this year, Jose Mourinho has confirmed
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking to loan defender Wallace out to a European club to gain experience.

The Brazilian full-back was signed from Fluminense back in January and was allowed to stay there on loan until this summer.

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He made his Blues debut against Thailand All-Stars on Wednesday and impressed, winning the decisive penalty converted by Romelu Lukaku, but a lack of work permit and competition for his position mean that he will not be at Stamford Bridge this season.

Mourinho told reporters: "He's a very good player but he won't be staying with us because we have [Branislav] Ivanovic and [Cesar] Azpilicueta for the same position.

"Because he is non-EU, we'll not get the work permit, it'll be too early, so he'll go on loan for a season.

"We'll get the best option for him, in Europe. We want him to adapt. He's very mature for his age, comfortable with the ball. He has the quality of a Brazilian full-back, likes to attack and create.

"So we'll see the best of him: He has talent and is one more investment for this club, a good investment, because the kid is a very good player."