Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been questioned by police over an alleged attack on a woman.
The 17-year-old was interviewed by detectives under caution, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Sterling, who made his England debut against Sweden last week, has not been arrested and Merseyside police said investigations were continuing.
A spokeswoman said:
"Merseyside Police can confirm that a 17-year-old male from the Woolton area was interviewed under caution, following a report of an assault on Friday 2 November.
"A 27-year-old woman received slight injuries during the incident in the Liverpool 8 [Toxteth] area. At this time, the investigation is ongoing and no formal action has been taken."
Signed by Rafael Benítez in February 2010 from Queen's Park Rangers for a reported initial fee of £600,000, Sterling has excelled in the Liverpool first-team this season and scored his first goal for the club against Reading in October.
The attacker, born in Kingston, Jamaica, won his first England cap in Sweden last week.