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Official: Chelsea right back Wallace joins Italian club Carpi on loan

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Two days ago, Chelsea's fullback Wallace arrived in Bologna to do a medical ahead of his move to Italy's Serie A club Carpi, who are playing their first season in the top division after winning Serie B.  Today, the move was made official:

Carpi's official Twitter handle isn't verified -- probably due to their incredibly low number of followers for a club -- but the Chelsea FC official website has also confirmed Wallace's move.

Wallace will spend the 2015/16 season on loan in Italy with newly promoted Serie A side Carpi. The 21-year old Brazilian youth international, who joined Chelsea in 2013 from Fluminense, will continue his development in Italy having spent last season with Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands.

-source: Chelsea FC

In Carpi FC's report on their website, it is said that the club have "option rights in favour" of them -- probably meaning that the deal is a loan with an option to buy, which might be not as unusual in the post-Mohamed Salah reckoning.  Just other day, Kenneth Omeruo signed a similar deal in Turkey, too. According @chelseayouth, the reported fee to acquire Wallace would be €10 million.

It seems that Wallace's spell with Chelsea is close to an end, after a failed Inter Milan loan and a fair Vitesse one. Nevertheless, good luck to him, wherever he may end up.

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