NEWCASTLE (AP) Peru midfielder Nolberto Solano has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
Solano, who plays for second-tier English club Leicester, was released on police bail after being arrested at his house in Newcastle on Monday after an allegation was made by a 22-year-old woman.
"Nobby (Solano) denies the allegations in full and is cooperating and assisting the police fully with their inquiries," Leicester said in a statement. "Nobby is looking for a speedy solution and has the full support of Leicester City Football Club."
Solano became the first Peruvian to play in the Premier League when he joined Newcastle in 1998 from Boca Juniors.