LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Las Vegas police have asked soccer big name Cristiano Ronaldo to post a DNA sample as a part of their investigation into rape allegations made in opposition to him.

The Juventus forward has vehemently denied the accusations — along with his legal professional, Peter Christiansen, telling AFP the request changed into preferred procedure.

"Mr Ronaldo has continually maintained, as he does nowadays, that what came about in Las Vegas in 2009 turned into consensual in nature, so it isn't unexpected that DNA could be present, nor that the police would make this very general request as part of their investigation," he said in a statement.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department said it had made an reputable request to Italian government, including it's miles "taking the same steps in this example as in some other sexual assault to facilitate the collection of DNA evidence."

Former version Kathryn Mayorga, 34, of Las Vegas, accused Ronaldo in a criticism filed ultimate yr within the state of Nevada.

She claims after assembly him at a Las Vegas nightclub, he raped her at his inn suite on June 13, 2009 — simply before he joined actual Madrid from Manchester United.

Mayorga alleges she changed into paid $375,000 to maintain quiet.

Ronaldo´s legal professionals have said that the non-disclosure agreement signed with the former version is "never a confession of guilt."

Mayorga´s attorney has previously said that the version agreed to an out-of-courtroom agreement to maintain her name from going public, however became stimulated to talk out by way of the #MeToo movement towards sexual harassment.

Mayorga´s lawyer couldn't immediately be reached for touch upon Thursday.