Authorities in Las Vegas have sent a warrant to collect DNA from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has been accused of raping Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

In a statement on behalf of his client, Ronaldo's lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, said: "Mr. Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation."

TMZ was the first to report the warrant. The Wall Street Journal also reported that a warrant was issued.

Police reopened a criminal investigation in October.