Manchester City have suspended Benjamin Mendy after he was charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault against three people.
"Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. The charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021.
"Mendy has been remanded in police custody and is set to appear at Chester Magistrates' Court on Friday, Aug. 27."
City signed Mendy from Monaco in 2017.