Blues boss hot on Veron
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Manchester United midfielder has been repeatedly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and Zahavi has declared that Blues boss Clauidio Ranieri has insisted upon the capture of the Argentine.
"Roman (Abramovich) wants Veron very much," Zahavi told the News of the World. "But the man who is insisting on having him is Ranieri.
"He wants to make him the King of Chelsea."
Veron endured a disappointing first season in England last term and with Ronaldinho expected to arrive at Old Trafford had seemed likely to leave the Premiership champions despite his statements to the contrary.
However, the Brazilian's decision to opt for Barcelona over United could mean that Sir Alex Ferguson decides to retain the former Lazio playmaker.