Veron's legal threat
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Veron, who arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer from Manchester United, was quoted on Saturday as saying his indifferent form was down to Ranieri playing him out of position.
The Argentine midfielder claims the quotes attributed to him are false and is ready to settle the matter in court.
"I never said anything negative about Ranieri anywhere," Veron told the South American press. "What has been published in an English newspaper is all lies because I never gave an interview to them so they have invented my words.
"Now I am going to take them to court because they can't make that sort of thing up and damage me."
Veron says he has not spoken to an English newspaper for some time because he claims he has been misquoted on many occasions in the past.
He added: "One of the reasons why I haven't been talking to the English press is because of this.
"I have had problems like this in the past so I prefer to be in silence.
"But it seems to be that some parts of the press want me to have trouble and invent quotes that I have never said."
It would appear this latest episode has angered Veron, as he is ready to bring in the lawyers to settle the matter.
"I can't spend all the time having to deny quotes that I haven't said," he continued. "This sort of thing makes you tired so I am going to resolve it in court."
Stamford Bridge is likely to see a summer of upheaval, with the futures of a number of players as well as the manager in doubt.
It would appear Veron, who has had a season blighted by injury, wants his football to do the talking and is ready to use his legal team to have the matter resolved.