Pics: Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dinner with Old Trafford target Paul Pogba in LA
Published 14/07/2016 | 09:06
The speculation surrounding Paul Pogba’s future has taken a new, ridiculous turn.
The Juventus midfielder, who is Manchester United’s primary transfer target this summer, was spotted eating in a Los Angeles restaurant with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The pair share an agent in Mino Raiola, of course, and Bobby Chinn, the restaurant owner who spotted them together, was keen to stress that Pogba didn’t reveal anything about his future.
The 52-year-old TV presenter suggested in the caption of an selfie he uploaded on Instagram with the French international that Pogba was heading for United.
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.
Chinn later took to Instagram to clarify what he meant.
"Ladies & gentlemen, let me clarify matters and set the record straight," he posted with another picture of Pogba.
"I do not disturb celebrities in their free time, especially when they are with their families having dinner.
"However, in this given moment, a friend of mine’s son was very excited to see Ibrahimovic and I could not help myself.
"Nobody knew who they were and they dined undisturbed other than a very quick photo opp that took no more than 10 seconds.
"The magnitude of such stardom coupled with the football transfer rumours with Man United’s interest in Pogba, knowing that [Jose] Mourinho wants him and Ibrahimovic is already signed, and here they are in Los Angeles eating in a swanky restaurant TOGETHER with their families.
"I heavily doubt they met to talk about Ronaldo, or maybe they did!
"As a Liverpool supporter, which I confessed to both of them, I’d love to see them both at Man United, it only makes the Premier League an even greater spectacle.
"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."