Official: Chelsea's Wallace joins Gremio on loan

The full-back is yet to make his debut for the Premier League club he joined in 2013 and has agreed to return to Brazil for a temporary spell with the Serie A side

Chelsea full-back Wallace has joined Brazilian side Gremio on loan until June 2017.

The 21-year-old signed for the reigning Premier League champions from Fluminense in 2013 but is yet to make a first-team appearance at Stamford Bridge.

Following loan spells at Inter - where he made three substitute appearances in 2013-14 - and Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem, Wallace joined Italian top-flight newcomers Carpi for the current campaign.

He started one game apiece in Italy's Serie A and Coppa Italia on his return to Italian football but will now ply his trade in his homeland of Brazil once more.