New Manchester United signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and target Paul Pogba reportedly dined “together” in a Los Angeles 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.
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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.