Chloe Green pictured hugging and flirting with Jermain Defoe

Chloe Green caught in intimate clinch with Jermain Defoe (but is it a real romance or is she just flogging her new shoe range)

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08:02 GMT, 30 May 2012

Take a budding designer, add one footballer, sprinkle in some slightly awkward poses and a few sideways glances at the camera – and you’ve got the perfect recipe to promote your new range of shoes.

But when the footballer in question recently split from a pop star who is one of your most supportive friends, be prepared for the mixture to fall a little flat.

Chloe Green – daughter of Topshop billionaire Sir Philip – was pictured hugging and flirting with England footballer Jermain Defoe in a busy street.

Spotted: Chloe Green catches sight of a photographer while hugging and flirting with England footballer Jermain Defoe in a busy street

Spotted: Chloe Green catches sight of a photographer while flirting with England footballer Jermain Defoe

Until earlier this month, Defoe was in a relationship with X Factor winner Alexandra Burke. And just two weeks ago, Miss Burke supported Miss Green at the launch of her CJG range of shoes, which are sold in her father’s stores.

Despite this, Miss Green, 20, who used to appear in reality show Made in Chelsea, spent around an hour with the Tottenham Hotspur striker in West London on Monday, chatting to him in her car and on the street.

At one point, she energetically grabbed a lamp post and pretended to pole dance for Defoe, 29, as bemused members of the public walked by.

Are they still looking The pair strike an awkward pose. At one point, Miss Green was seen to grab a lamp post and pretend to pole dance

Still looking The pair strike an awkward pose. Miss Green was seen pretending to pole dance for Defoe

Touchy feely: Chloe appeared to be finding it hard to keep her hands off her new beau even for a second

Touchy feely: Chloe appeared to be finding it hard to keep her hands off her new beau even for a second

Touchy feely: Chloe appeared to be finding it hard to keep her hands off her new beau even for a second

One observer said: ‘They were on one
of the busiest roads in London, on one of the hottest afternoons of the
year during rush hour. It was obvious they wanted to get noticed.’

Miss Burke, 23, dumped Defoe this month after he allegedly cheated on her with two other women.

An observer said Defoe, whose previous girlfriends include the model Danielle Lloyd and Big Brother star Imogen Thomas, parked his grey Range Rover near the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Cuddling up: The pair looked very much in lust as they spent time together

Cuddling up: The pair looked very much in lust as they spent time together

Pole skills! Chloe rather bravely climbed onto a pole in her giant heels to show off her dancing skills

Pole skills! Chloe rather bravely climbed onto a pole in her giant heels to show off her dancing skills

Miss Green, who had spent the weekend
in Monaco to watch the Grand Prix, arrived minutes later in her black
Range Rover and greeted the footballer with a hug. The observer added:
‘They appeared to be really intimate as they hugged and flirted with
each other. A few people said “Hello Jermain” as they passed and it
didn’t seem to bother either of them.’

Sir
Philip said yesterday: ‘I have spoken to my daughter and she has told
me they are not in a relationship, they have only met once before. He
had been coming out of the Royal Marsden Hospital after visiting a
relative and they bumped into each other outside.’

A
spokesman for Defoe said: ‘I can say they are 110 per cent not
together, they are just friends. Jermain was visiting a very close
relative and she just happened to be there.’

Father and daughter: Chloe Green with billionaire Topshop owner Sir Philip, who says she and Defoe are not in a relationship

Father and daughter: Miss Green with Topshop owner Sir Philip, who says she and Defoe aren't in a relationship

Love rat: Defoe was most recently in a relationship with Alexandra Burke, whom he is believed to have cheated on

Love rat: Defoe was most recently in a relationship with Alexandra Burke, whom he is believed to have cheated on