Veron may stay in Italy

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Juan Sebastian Veron's expected move back to Argentina could yet come off the rails.

The Chelsea midfielder is presently on loan at Internazionale, although he has made clear his intention to return to his native country at the end of the season.

But his anticipated switch to Estudiantes could yet hit the skids, as the Premiership outfit are likely to demand a sizeable sum of money before freeing him from his contract in June.

He explained: "At this present time, I think it will be hard to see me playing for Estudiantes because I still have a year left on my contract with Chelsea.

"In order to rescind that there would be a substantial amount of money needed. It all depends on Chelsea, even if I have a great desire to come home."

It would now seem more likely that Veron will spend another season in Italy before his wish is finally granted.

The talented playmaker also admitted it is unlikely that his international career will be resurrected during the summer's World Cup finals.

"I think it will be very difficult for me to be a part of the 23 man squad," he confessed. "I haven't been a part of the recent call-ups and I think the coach will pick other players come this summer.

"I think I've been left out for just footballing reasons," continued the 30-year-old. "After all, I haven't got or ever had a problem with [Argentina manager Jose] Pekerman. I haven't argued with anyone in the squad."