Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been accused of attempted rape, taking his total alleged offences to nine against six women.
Mendy, who is currently suspended by Man City, was recently released on bail, having spent several months behind bars as the investigation continued into his alleged wrongdoing.
The Frenchman will stand trial later in the year for his alleged crimes, the tally of which continues to increase in the build-up to the 2018 World Cup winner facing judgement.
Mendy appeared at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday after discovering that he is facing a ninth charge against him, a count of attempted rape.
French @ManCity footballer Benjamin Mendy has appeared at Chester Crown Court facing a new charge of attempted rape. He is now accused of nine offences relating to six women. Mendy will go on trial on July 25. More @PA pic.twitter.com/imjY9MJhfH
— Patrick Hurst (@paddyhurst) February 2, 2022
The new allegations against Mendy come just a matter of days after Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of rape, assault, sexual assault and threats of murder.
Greenwood is yet to be charged with any of the aforementioned offences and was released on bail on Wednesday morning after spending three nights behind bars.
The player has been informed by Manchester United that he will not be allowed to train or play until further notice, but the club have not yet formally suspended him.