American police want to question Juventus Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo about claims he raped a model in a penthouse suite in 2009.
Officers in Las Vegas aim to quiz the ex-Manchester United star about the alleged sexual assault of Kathryn Mayorga, 34, at the Palms resort in 2009.
The case was reopened last week but as the player is abroad they are unsure when his statement will be taken.
Last night a Vegas police spokesman told our sister paper the Daily Mirror: “We certainly do not know yet when it will happen… but at some point, we will have to listen to him.”
Police also confirmed they have still have Ms Mayorga’s medical sexual assault kit that was taken on the day of the alleged rape.
At the time of the alleged incident, Ms Mayorga refused to name her alleged attacker, instead opting to agree on a settlement with Ronaldo for £288,000 in return for not discussing the case.
But in August she approached Vegas police asking for the case to be reopened, this time naming her alleged attacker and providing more details of her claims.
The development came as Ronaldo, who strongly denies the allegations, enjoyed time in a rooftop bar in Lisbon, with his supportive girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.
The Juventus footballer, 33, looked happy and cheerful as Georgina, 23, lovingly stroked his hair in the 9th-floor venue near his penthouse apartment in the Portuguese capital.
He had flown to his homeland for a meeting with his lawyers.
Ronaldo flew by private jet to his native country from Italy on Sunday after scoring for new side Juventus in their 2-0 win against Udinese.