Manchester Metropolis participant Benjamin Mendy will stand trial accused of eight counts of rape after being charged with an extra offence.
The most recent allegation of rape pertains to a brand new complainant and will solely be reported for the primary time on Wednesday after reporting restrictions had been lifted throughout a listening to at Chester Crown Court docket.
The World Cup-winning France defender pleaded not responsible final month to all however the newest cost, for which he has but to enter a plea.
The 27-year-old additionally denies one depend of sexual assault and one depend of tried rape.
All of the offences are alleged to have taken place at his house deal with between October 2018 and August 2021 when he was suspended by Metropolis.
He is because of go on trial on July 25 together with co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, who has additionally entered not responsible pleas to all expenses he faces. Matturie denies eight counts of rape and 4 counts of sexual assault.
Each defendants are on bail.