Nigerian international Ahmed Musa, a £16million forward with champions Leicester City, was nicked at his home at 1 am, yesterday and quizzed by cops on suspicion of beating his wife.
Neighbours said officers had spent two hours there. Ten hours later two plain-clothed women officers arrived at his house.
It is believed they spent another two hours taking a statement from his wife Jamila, mum to Musa’s two young children Ahmed Jnr and Halima.
Police confirmed they held Musa, 24, on suspicion of common assault.
Musa arrived at Leicester last July from CSKA Moscow, becoming, at the time, the Foxes record signing after their 5,000-1 fairy tale Premier League title win.