Veron leaves Blues
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mourinho revealed one of his first jobs at Stamford Bridge will be to trim the squad down and he has allowed Argentine ace Veron to go out on loan for the whole of next season.
Veron's future at Chelsea has been in doubt for the last few months with the player himself expressing his desire to quit after a nightmare year at Stamford Bridge.
The former Manchester United midfielder saw last season blighted by a series of injuries and whenever he did play, he was unable to produce his best.
Inter have been tracking Veron for some time, as they look to improve on a disappointing campaign next season.
Veron has previously admitted he would be keen on a return to Italy after successful spells with Parma and Lazio before moving to England three years ago and he has got his wish to go back to Serie A.
"Chelsea Football Club today announced they had agreed a loan deal with FC Internazionale for midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron," read a club statement.
"The deal sees Veron joining the Milan club for one year from July 1."
Veron expressed his delight to be joining the Nerazzurri after an unhappy debut season at Chelsea.
"I'm really happy. I was looking forward to this and now it has happened I start dreaming again, wearing Nerazzurri's jersey," said Veron.
"It has been a negotiation in which I didn't think of money. I've only thought that it was important Inter wanted me.
"I've spoken with Massimo Moratti, Giacinto Facchetti and the officials and I've immediately said 'yes'."
Should Veron impress at Inter next season, the Italian club are likely to try and make his stay permanent.