A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences and suspended by his club, it was revealed on Monday night.

The player, who Telegraph Sport cannot name for legal reasons, was arrested last week by Greater Manchester Police and was released on bail pending further enquiries. The Sun reported on Monday night that police had raided the player’s home earlier this month.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences. He is on police bail pending further enquiries.”

A spokesman for his club said: "The club can confirm it has suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation.

"The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time."