Veron hints at return home
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juan Sebastian Veron has revealed he could return to his native Argentina this summer.Chelsea misfit Juan Sebastian Veron has revealed he could return to his native Argentina this summer.
Following an unhappy spell in England with Manchester United and The Blues, the midfielder spent last season on loan at Internazionale and enjoyed a fine campaign.
Chelsea have written off any chance of him returning to play at Stamford Bridge but are likely to look to recoup some of the £15 million they paid for him.
It was thought he would definitely stay on at Inter, for whom he is currently playing the Coppa Italia final, but the 30-year-old has revealed there is a 50 percent chance he could return to South America.
If a move to Argentina does not materialise this summer, Veron is adamant he will return in 12 months' time.
When asked where he would be playing come the start of next season, Veron told Ole: "I don't know, but I'm happy that other clubs are looking at me.
"That means that the old Veron is coming back, which is a small satisfaction.
"I will evaluate my future when the Coppa Italia finishes.
"Inter have priority because they came in for me when I was having a difficult time.
"The problem is I don't want to stay until 2007. I want, at most, a year more."
On a return to Argentinian football, he continued: "If it's not now, it will be in 2006 definitely.
"There's a 50 percent chance I will stay in Italy, and a 50 percent chance I will return (to Argentina).
"The president of River told me he would like me to play in his club, and that is nice.
"I am going to go to Argentina for a week's holiday, but we'll also have to see what Chelsea want as they will decide on the transfer."
The former Lazio star also revealed he had all but given up hope of featuring at next summer's World Cup finals with the Argentine national side.
Veron has been overlooked by boss Jose Pekerman since he took charge of the team, and believes the coach has something of a vendetta against him.
"I am clear on it; he doesn't like my style of play or he has a problem with me," he added.
"Maybe he thinks I'm a difficult character, that I wouldn't be good for the group, it could be a lot of things.
"At the moment I imagining the World Cup as a fan, not a player."