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Chelsea finally seem to be moving on from snapping up young and talented midfielders to addressing their main area of concern, i.e. the right back position. It looked as if the Champions League winners had forgotten about their most problematic area as skillful attacking prospects kept arriving at Stamford Bridge.
However, much to the delight of the Blues' fans, that is about to change. The Mirror brought forth the news today that Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Fluminense's right defender Wallace, and are considering him as a back-up option for primary target Cesar Azpilicueta.
Roman Abramovich's club reportedly already have a 40% stake in the player, and seem set to make the logical decision of snapping him up to provide some much need cover in their right wingback position. The deal is expected to be completed in the next few days and would cost the club a fee in the region of Â£5 million.
Chelsea desperately need to beef up their squad with right-defenders after a gaping hole was left in that position in the summer following the departure of Jose Bosingwa. With Paulo Ferreira expected to follow his fellow Portuguese out of the club, wingback reinforcements are much the need of the hour at Stamford Bridge.
However, Chelsea will have to fend off interest from the Serie A sides Napoli and Juventus, who are both interested in the teenager, and could submit a rival bid for Wallace by the end of the week.
A possible Â£8.5 million transfer of Cesar Azpilicueta to follow Wallace's expected signing would undoubtedly make Roberto Di Matteo's squad almost complete, leaving only central strikers as the position which would need reinforcing.
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