Paulo Dybala and Juventus have stalled contract renegotiations, according to reports, with Chelsea looming on the horizon.
La Joya had been on the verge of leaving last summer, with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur the most interested clubs.
Not only did he remain, but he was also arguably their most influential player of last season.
According to Tuttosport, negotiations to extend the contract that currently runs to June 2022 have hit numerous obstacles and ground practically to a halt.
Coach Andrea Pirlo also practically confirmed the stories of Dybala ranting to director Fabio Paratici because he was left on the bench throughout a 1-1 draw with Crotone last week.
The Argentina international is after a salary worth €10m per year and Tuttosport claim Chelsea are the favourites to tempt him away, offering €80-100m for the transfer fee.