Police in Brazil have revealed they are no longer investigating allegations of rape against Neymar.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker, 27, was accused of rape by a Brazilian woman, Najila Trindade, last month as it was claimed he forced the model to have sex in a Paris hotel room in May.
However, according to the AFP news agency police in Sao Paulo have decided to close the case. Prosecutors will now have 15 days to evaluate the police’s findings, and a final decision will be made by a judge.
Neymar denied the charges after the allegations were made public.
“There was a relationship between a man and a woman between four walls. Anyone who knows me, knows of my behaviour, knows that I would never do something like that.”
Police in Rio de Janeiro are still investigating Neymar after he released photos and WhatsApp messages from Ms Trindade when defending himself.
The superstar has been going through a tumultuous period on and off the pitch.
He was injured and missed a large chunk of PSG’s 2018-19 season, plus was handed separate bans for verbally abusing match officials in the UEFA Champions League and then striking a fan after PSG’s shock French Cup defeat to Rennes.
After being stripped of the Brazil captaincy Neymar was then injured in a warm-up game against Qatar for the tournament hosts. He didn’t play in the Copa America for the Selecao as they were crowned champions this summer.