Hotshot striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and star midfielder Paul Pogba share the same agent in Mino Raiola, that is a known fact. Therefore, the prospect of seeing the Swedish star dining out with the France international doesn't look so surprising. However, with the transfer rumours doing the rounds, it is not impropable that Ibrahimovic may be trying to lure Pogba to Manchester United.
After all, in football, you expect the unexpected.
Pogba, highly believed to be the signature signing of Red Devils this summer, was seen in a Los Angeles restaurant earlier this week. Bobby Chinn, the chef and owner of the restaurant, posted selfies with the Juventus midfielder and also with Ibrahimovic, who too was in the restaurant.
Speculations are on the rise now. However, Chinn not featuring both the football stars in the same frame, gave food for thought on whether the footballers were together at the same time. The interesting part is that the series of photos were posted almost at the same time.
"Let me clarify matters and set the record straight," the restaurant owner wrote on Instagram. "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 my 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."
"I heavily doubt that 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 Manchester United. It only makes the Premier League an even greater spectacle," Chinn wrote in his long post.
Check out the photos:
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.