CRISTIANO Ronaldo is due to be served a summons to face rape claims after lawyers for his accuser finally tracked down his address in Italy, according to reports.
The Juventus forward vehemently denies claims he attacked ex-model Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel ten years ago.
AP:Associated Press5 Cristiano Ronaldo with rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga in Las Vegas in 2009. Ms Mayorga claims the star raped her in his hotel suite
PA:Press Association5 Ronaldo, 34, emphatically denies claims he raped the former model
Lawyers for Ms Mayorga, 35, began hunting for the football superstar’s Italian address in October when US police reopened the case.
Ronaldo's legal team have been attempting to get the case dismissed – and court papers say they've declined to help locate his house.
But now, the 34-year-old’s home address in Turin has finally been located after a trawl through property records held by Italy's Central Authority, The Mirror reported.
Attorneys representing former teacher Ms Mayorga are apparently expected to send the court summons document in the coming weeks once it is translated.
A spokesperson for Ronaldo declined to comment last night – but insisted that claims he would be issued with a summons were "entirely false."
AP:Associated Press5 Ms Mayorga and Ronaldo met in 2009, when the star played for Manchester United
AP:Associated Press5 Ms Mayorga claims Ronaldo attacked her in 2009 before paying her £295,000 in 'hush money'
Getty Images – Getty5 The former model came forward with her explosive claims last year, prompting police in the US to reopen the case
It comes after a US judge last month allowed more time to track down the Portugal national captain's address – a necessary step in beginning court proceedings.
Ms Mayorga met Ronaldo – then a 24-year-old Manchester United ace – at nightclub in Las Vegas in 2009.
Footage showed them dancing in the VIP area of Rain nightclub – inside the glamorous Palms Casino Resort – where then 25-year-old Ms Mayorga worked.
She claims the the £100million star then raped her in his luxury suite before paying her £295,000 in “hush money” – which she accepted because she "felt intimidated."