Paulo Dybala has caused a stir in Italy, leaving the door open to a Barelona switch. The Juventus forward is perhaps angling for a bigger contract with the Italians, but his words to CNN were interesting.
La Gazzetta dello Sport picked up the interview and quoted the line where he spoke about Barcelona in the headline. "I'm happy at Juve but who wouldn't like to go to Barca? My renewal is not just up to me," it ran.
As is habitual in these cases, Dybala said "it would be good to play with Messi," his Argentinean compatriot.
He recalled how a year ago he was ready to leave.
"Juventus did not count on me, they didn't want me to still be playing here. There were various interested clubs, Man United, Tottenham, later came PSG. I didn't speak directly to them but the clubs spoke. In any case, my intention was to stay. It hadn't been a good year, so I didn't want to leave with that image because I thought that I'd given so many good moments to the club and it wasn't right."