Paris Saint-Germain‘s Aminata Diallo is in police custody on allegations of attempting to assault teammate Kheira Hamraoui to eliminate her from competition for the same position.
Midfielders Diallo, 26, and Hamraoui, 31, vie for the same spot in the PSG starting XI.
And stunning reports claim Diallo hired two masked men to physically attack Hamraoui in a bid to injure her so she could take her position in the team.
French outlet L’Equipe say two masked men dragged Hamraoui out of her car before punching and hitting her legs in an attempt to hurt her.
An iron bar was used repeatedly to attack Hamraoui’s legs during the shocking ordeal which occurred last Thursday.
PSG have since released a statement on the incident.
“Paris Saint-Germain take note of Aminata Diallo’s police custody this morning by the Versailles SRPJ as part of the proceedings initiated following an assault last Thursday evening against Club players,” the statement reads.
“Paris Saint-Germain strongly condemns the violence committed. Since Thursday evening November 4, the Club has taken all the necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its players.
“Paris Saint-Germain is working with the Versailles SRPJ to shed light on the facts.
“The Club is attentive to the progress of the procedure and will study the follow-up to be given to it.”
Diallo started in PSG’s UWCL match vs. Real Madrid yesterday, while Hamraoui was not in the squad.