Veron denies Juve link
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Manchester United midfielder has found his feet at Old Trafford following his record move to the club, and again expressed his happiness with life in The Premiership.
With the Italian transfer market gossip columns claiming Juve want the South American, the talk about a Serie A return has been reignited in Italy.
However, the Argentinian playmaker has always maintained his love for Lazio and Rome.
"Three years in Manchester are legacy that I am truly well here in England," he confessed.
"If I had to return to Italy, it is obvious that I would continue to give precedence to Lazio.
"From a matter of the heart, I feel much for the biancoceleste tifosi and Roberto Mancini. I won a lot in Rome.
"It would be like returning home.
"Clearly, I would be happy if Juventus were interested, but my agent told me he has not received any telephone calls."
The Italian media would dearly love to see Veron back in Rome, and the Red Devil has been constantly linked with a return to Lazio for some time, but his recent performances, and growing influence in Champions League matches, suggest Sir Alex Ferguson would not contemplate selling his record buy.
In any case, Lazio still owe United for the signing of Jaap Stam, and there is no chance that the Premiership side would consider selling one of their stars to the Romans with an outstanding debt still waiting to be paid.
Much is expected of the former Parma man when the Champions League restarts next month, and his performances will surely dictate how close United get to reaching the final at their home, Old Trafford.