PSG confirm midfielder Aminata Diallo has been taken into police custody today 'following an attack on the club's players.'
In a bid to remove France and PSG teammate Kheira Hamraoui from competition for playing time, Diallo allegedly hired masked men to injure and beat her up.
The 26-year-old was arrested on Wednesday morning by Versailles police as part of an investigation into “an attack on the club’s players” last Thursday evening, PSG said in a statement.
The Versailles prosecutor’s office confirmed to The Associated Press that Diallo was taken into custody and that Kheira Hamraoui had been attacked.
Hamraoui and Diallo are PSG teammates and the midfielders also play for France’s national team.
“Paris Saint-Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed,” PSG said.
“Since Thursday evening the club has taken all necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its entire women’s team.”
No other information was given, but several French media reports said Hamraoui was attacked following an evening out with Diallo and another teammate, who was not identified.
Diallo started in midfield for PSG on Tuesday night in a 4-0 home win against Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League.
Hamraoui rejoined PSG in the offseason from Barcelona, which beat PSG in the Champions League semifinals in the spring.
Hamraoui previously played for PSG from 2012-16, the year Diallo joined from Guingamp.