Rare exceptions aside, such as Gonzalo Higuain's €90 million signing from Napoli in 2016, Juventus are known for finding great deals even in today’s lopsided transfer market. One recent prime example is the acquisition of Paulo Dybala, who has become one of Europe’s best young talents since his €40 million move from Palermo.
Unfortunately for Juventus, the 23-year-old’s agent is the boisterous Mino Raiola. Known for arranging (and taking hefty chunks of the fees from) the transfers of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, among others, Raiola is always
on the lookout for his next big payday keeping the best interests of his clients in mind. In the case of Dybala, that involves engineering a move to one of the five teams that pay the highest wages in world football.
"In some time, he will move on from Juventus. And when he does it, he should go to a club with a project already built which he can fit in, because he is too young to be the leader [of a team]. He would do well in Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea, as they always have great projects."
-Mino Raiola; source: RAI Sport via AS
Dybala is a brilliant player, combining speed, technique, and vision to create opportunities for himself and his teammates in a manner not all that dissimilar to Eden Hazard. And if he does indeed leave Juventus next summer, Chelsea should undoubtedly look to try get in the mix, even if it means dealing with Raiola, and even if that would be a long-shot given the other four teams probably ready to break the bank to sign him.