Juan Sebastian Veron says he wants to stay at Inter when his loan from Chelsea expires at the end of the season.But he admitted that there was little he could if Chelsea asked him to return to Stamford Bridge.

“I think I’ll remain at Inter but if Roman Abramovich intends to take me back there’s nothing I can do about it,” said the 30-year-old.

“I really don’t know what the situation is at the moment.”

The Argentine midfielder was a peripheral figure at Chelsea following his £15m move from Manchester United in August 2003. He joined Inter on a season-long loan in July 2004.

His team-mate Adriano, who is reported to be a target for Chelsea, could be the key to Veron staying with Inter..

“I wouldn’t be surprised if teams came in for him,” Veron said.

“It’s clear that if Chelsea make a big offer certain players would be included in the deal.”