Inter step up Veron bid
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale are stepping up their bid to keep Juan Sebastian Veron.
Internazionale are stepping up their bid to keep Juan Sebastian Veron at the club.
The Chelsea midfielder is on loan at Inter with the present deal due to expire in June.
Talks are planned with Blues owner Roman Abramovich in Milan later this week with the wealthy Russian also expected to discuss Hernan Crespo's situation with Inter's local rivals Milan.
Italian reports claim the Nerazzurri are keen to discuss a contract with Veron that will run until 2008, a year after his deal at Stamford Bridge comes to an end.
Veron joined Chelsea from Manchester United two seasons ago but injuries did not help his bid to settle in England and the nature of Premiership football.
Roberto Mancini is a huge fan of the Argentinian but more fitness problems have again hampered his progress at Inter.
Nevertheless, the Giuseppe Meazza club's owner Massimo Moratti has been convinced to sign the classy playmaker on a permanent basis and discussions are scheduled to take place before the weekend.