Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
The 27-year-old was arrested on Monday following reports that an England international had been detained by police.
Johnson remains in custody and is helping the police with their enquiries.
Three police cars are understood to have arrived at his home in County Durham on Monday morning before searching a garage on the property.
Sunderland are yet to comment on Johnson’s arrest.