United boss Sir Alex Ferguson accepted a pounds 15m bid from Chelsea last summer and Veron
scored in his first Blues game.
Ferguson left the Argentine midfielder on the bench for the 3-1 win over Barcelona in Philadelphia but when asked outright whether Veron
would be part of the Red Devils' squad against Bolton at Old Trafford on August 16, replied: ``I can't answer that.
has persistently been linked with a return to Serie A after struggling to find his form in the Premiership with former club Lazio and Juventus linked with him.
Record buy Veron
, who has struggled to settle at Old Trafford, was caught dreaming on the ball in a horror howler that allowed Middlesbrough to win 1-0 at Old Trafford last weekend.
The former Manchester United star feels Veron
has proved he is world class while 21-year-old Gerrard is not yet at that level but has the talent to get there.
Should Chelsea accept, it would bring to an end a disappointing spell in England for Veron
, who failed to make an impact at Manchester United during his two-year stay.
collected the man of the match honours in front of 79,005delirious fans, capping a superb United performance with two outstanding assists which led to goals for Paul Scholes and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
However, Argentine international Veron
will not be present in the Italian capital and will be represented by his lawyer, Marcello Petrelli.
Monday's bust-up took place hours before Veron
flew off to join up with Argentina ahead of their 2-2 draw with Cameroon on Wednesday.
But Argentinian midfielder Veron
- who joined the Premiership champions for a British record pounds 28.
The Old Trafford manager confirmed Veron
will wear the No.
flew back to Argentina to see his own specialist in Buenos Aires and underwent surgery but was ordered back to London earlier this month to return to training.