Ryan Giggs, the beleaguered Manchester United midfielder, had a two-year affair with a third woman, it has been reported.
The 37 year-old's spectacular fall from grace has been the subject of intense media attention in recent weeks over reports of extramarital affairs with his sister-in-law and the model Imogen Thomas, and his use of a privacy injunction.
On Wednesday further rumours surfaced that the winger had a two year affair with a third unnamed woman, which occurred during his engagement and birth of his first born child.
The third woman accused of having an affair with Giggs allegedly had a one-night stand with the player after they met at the Living Room bar in Manchester. The affair continued for a further two years.
"This was no one-night stand,' a source close to the woman, who is said to be represented by Max Clifford, the publicist, told the Daily Mail.
"The two of them had a lasting relationship which went on for two years. It only came to an end when he phoned her on his wedding day to say it was all over."
Giggs was last night on holiday in the Mediterranean with his wife, Stacey, 32, where the pair are trying to repair their marriage.
Fall from grace
A slew of salacious gossip threatened to engulf Giggs at the weekend as his privacy injunction, taken out earlier this year, came under increased scrutiny after allegations emerged that he had an affair with his sister-in-law, Natasha Giggs.
Mrs Giggs, 28, is married to the former Welsh international's younger brother, Rhodri.
A Sunday newspaper claimed that she met the footballer in a nightclub in March 2003, before she married his brother, and that the affair had continued until April this year.
She announced the alleged affair through Mr Clifford, after learning of Giggs' relationship with Imogen Thomas, a former Big Brother reality television star. He had not told his wife, Stacey about that affair.