Tottenham Hotspur and England winger Aaron Lennon has been accused of assaulting a teenage waitress in the VIP booth of a Manchester nightclub.
It is understood that police are investigating the waitress's claims.
The waitress alleged that she was grabbed and slapped by the 28-year-old Everton loanee in the club's VIP section where booths can cost £2,000. She claims the alleged assault left her with bruising below the eye and a ripped shirt.
The incident allegedly occurred on Sunday, 5 April, at Suede nightclub where US musician Trey Songz was performing.
Speaking to The Sun, one source said: "The girl is very pretty and always gets a lot of attention. She's worked there for almost a year
"Lennon was in another part of VIP with a group of mates and someone who looked like his brother. People were going up to him, chatting and asking for pictures. He seemed in a good mood and was having a laugh with his mates. They were spending a lot of money on drinks.
"The girl was OK and I think she spoke to Lennon earlier. But then something happened later on.
"She got really upset, left what she was doing and rushed to the toilet. She came out about an hour later and was annoyed security had not done anything and kicked Lennon out.
"She says he grabbed her and ripped her top and then slapped her. The club was rammed, so if there was an incident people would have seen it."
Lennon is included in the Everton squad to face Manchester United today in the 1:30pm kick-off at Goodison Park.
The footballer was interviewed by the police in connection with the incident.
"On Wednesday April 8, 2015, police were called following reports an 18-year old woman had been assaulted at Suede nightclub, Longworth Street, Manchester city centre on Sunday 5 April 2015," a police spokesperson told Sky Sports News HQ.
"A man has been interviewed under caution. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing."
The winger is set to hold talks with Everton over the summer about a potential permanent switch to The Toffees.