Paulo Barbosa said: "Veloso is a good player who is getting attention from the big clubs. In Italy and the rest of Europe the big clubs are keeping a close eye. We have spoken with Inter and Juventus, who've been impressed.
"He's a complete midfielder, a modern, dynamic director, a mixture of Patrick Vieira and Andrea Pirlo.
"Today, however, Sporting Lisbon asks a lot, £20 million."