Juan Sebastian Veron has made his loan move to Inter Milan permanent after signing a two-year deal with the Italian giants.
The languid Argentinian midfielder had just completed a one-year loan at the San Siro and expressed a desire to remain in Italy.
Terms have been agreed with Chelsea over the transfer — although no fee has been made public.
“We are very satisfied with how the negotiations with Veron and Chelsea concluded,” Inter technical director Marco Branca told the club’s website.
“Keeping Veron at Inter was the objective of the club, coach Roberto Mancini and the player himself. He had for some time expressed his wish to continue with us,” said Branca.
Veron, who was under contract until 2007, cost the Blues £15m when he joined from Manchester United in 2003 but played only 15 games for the club.
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The Chelsea midfielder’s deal restarts on July 1st subject to the completion of final paperwork.