Authorities in Las Vegas have reportedly issued a warrant to obtain DNA from Cristiano Ronaldo after claims he raped a woman.
The Las Vegas Police Department want to see if it matches a sample found on the dress of Kathryn Mayorga, who has made the accusations against the Portuguese striker.
The Wall Street Journal claims that the police have issued the warrant to the Italian courts, where the striker currently plays for Juventus.
They cite the source as a ‘law enforcement official with knowledge of the case’.
Ms Mayorga’s lawyer and the LVPD didn’t respond to the Wall Street Journal requests to comment.
Ronaldo is accused of raping the woman in a Las Vegas hotel room before telling her “I’m usually a gentleman”, court documents clai
American Ms Mayorga says the Portuguese star attacked her in 2009, claims the £100m Juventus forward strongly denies.
In an instagram post last year Ronaldo appeared to address the incident, saying: “No, no, no, no, no. What they said today? Fake, fake news.”
The alleged rape took place in June 2009 in a hotel room in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas police reopened the case after Ms Mayorga filed a lawsuit against the former Real Madrid player.
The striker has always denied the allegations.
His lawyer said in October: “Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature.”
Ms Mayora was 25 at the time and working for a nightclub inside the Palms Casino, in which Ronaldo, his brother in a law and cousin were in the VIP area on June 13, 2009.
Pictures show the Ronaldo and Ms Mayorga chatting before he invited her to his penthouse room to “enjoy the view of the Las Vegas strip”.
The suite has a jacuzzi and while Ms Mayorga was changing, the court papers seen by German publication Der Spiegel claim he walked in, exposed himself and asked her to engage in a sex act.This was just as Ronaldo was poised to sign for Real Madrid from Manchester United
After the alleged incident Ronaldo and Ms Mayorga then reached an out-of-court agreement, paying her £275,000.
In an interview with Der Spiegel Ms Mayorga claimed: “After he assaulted me, he wouldn’t let me leave. And he was calling me, ‘Baby, baby’.
“He gave me this look, this guilty look. Almost like he felt bad. I don’t remember but I’m pretty sure he said, ‘Sorry’, or, ‘Are you hurt?’
During the alleged incident, she claimed Ronaldo fell to his knees and said he was “99 per cent a good guy” who was let down by the “one per cent”.
Mayorga told Der Spiegel she no longer felt bound by the non-disclosure agreement.
“I’ve had like these serious breakdowns,” she told the magazine. “And again, blaming of the rape. And I blame him, and I blame myself for signing that thing.”
Under Nevada law there is no statute of limitations on investigations into rape claims.