Manchester United target Paul Pogba and new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly had dinner “together” at an LA restaurant yesterday.
The news and pictures on Twitter and Instagram sent the United rumour mill into overdrive with the restaurant owner claiming the duo ate “together”.
There are no picture of the pair eating with each other but both Pogba and Zlatan reportedly ate with their families and together, according to the establishment’s owner Bobby Chinn.
Chinn uploaded separate photos alongside both footballers on Instagram, but there was not a picture of the pair together, raising doubts whether both players were there at the same time .
Both Ibrahimovic and Pogba do though share the same agent, Mino Raiola and after negotiating a move for Zlatan from PSG to Manchester there is no doubt Raiola will have something to say about the rendezvous.
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 14, 2016
Raiola has been very vocally in the Pogba saga over the summer, but he has maintained that the France star could opt to stay at Juventus and extend his contract in Turin despite United’s intentions to spend £100million-plus for the 23-year-old.
Real Madrid were also believed to be interested in the former United man, but his average displays at Euro 2016 and Zinedine Zidane’s decision to keep Alvaro Morata means that the La Liga giants have unofficially pulled out of the race to sign the player, who has described United as “my first family”.
Pogba left United as a teenager in 2012 after struggling for first-team opportunities under Sir Alex Ferguson, and has been linked with a return to Old Trafford ever since.
Ladies & gentlemen, let me clarify matters and set the record straight. I do not disturb celebrities in their free time, especially when they are with their families having dinner. However, in this given moment, a freind of mines son was very excited to see Ibrahimovic and I could not help myself. Nobody knew who they were and they dined undisturbed other then a very quick photo opp that took no more then 10 seconds, the magnitude of such stardom coupled with the #football transfer rumours with, #mufc interest in #pogba, knowing that #mourinho wants him and #Ibrahimovic #ibra_official, is already signed, and here they are in #losangeles eating in a swank restaurant TOGETHER, with their families. I heavily doubt they met to talk about #ronaldo, or maybe they did! As a #lfc supporter, which I confessed to both of them, I’d love to see them both at #mufc, it only makes the #premierleague an even greater spectacle, especially with #cfc signing #conte #mcfc signing #guardiola will make it an even more exciting season. It just gets better and better! Pogba didn’t say he was joining any club and I am sorry to speculate, but these two superstars were having dinner with their families together. A dinner that could have not taken place anywhere else without being disturbed by the press. I did not recognize Pogba initially as he was wearing his cap, but they were both very gracious, humble and accommodating.. At the end of the evening, as they were waiting for their cars, valet drivers took note and the photo opps were taking place with some totally clueless of who they were.. I turned to a beautiful women and asked her as she looked on a little dumbfounded by the fuss ‘do you know who he is?’ And she turns to me ‘of course I do! He’s my husband!’ I could not help but laugh. Minutes later Pogba, Ibrahimovic and their families all stood together and with Pogba’s wife out of the photo holding her phone looked at me and gave me her phone to take the family portrait. They have some great shots taken by moi Bobby style! Below is Michael Hosking the great music concert promoter based in Asia who’s son was the first to recognize them.
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