The meeting between Messi and Pogba in Dubai

Pogba and Messi discuss their World Cup experience in fancy Dubai restaurant

Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba chat at Salt Bae's restaurant in Dubai

Paul Pogba and Lionel Messi are now making the most of their rare break off from football by unwinding in very different ways in Dubai.

Messi, on the other hand, has asked the Argentine FA to give him some time off from global duty following Argentina's early exit from the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Pogba and Messi had been entertained by culinary celebrity Salt Bae in Dubai the night before.

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The duo was seen posing for pictures after which they spoke for a long time.

Following France's World Cup win, the players came up with a brilliant little chant for the midfielder - and it involved Messi.

The chant has a line which says "He (Kante) stopped Leo Messi". The former Palermo player said, "The first match was unbelievable for me, the second wonderful for him". We know which one we'd choose. For 10 years now I have been watching him, learning from him.

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While recent reports suggest Pogba has "patched up" his fractious relationship with manager Jose Mourinho, Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for the World Cup victor, with some even suggesting that the 25-year-old is desperate to play alongside Messi.

France will look to make up for their loss in their next Nations League clash against Uruguay on November 21.

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Barca would likely only go for half of that for the World Cup victor, who missed France's UEFA Nations League defeat to the Netherlands through injury.

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