Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two additional counts of rape, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.
The CPS said in a statement that it had authorised Cheshire police to charge Mendy, 27, with the two additional counts. Mendy will appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on 17 November.
Mendy now faces six counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The charges relate to four complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021.
He is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool.
Another man, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, has been charged with two additional counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
He was also previously charged with four counts of rape and one of sexual assault in relation to the alleged attacks.
Both men are due to go on trial on 24 January 2022.
City suspended Mendy in August. He last played for the club on 15 August, when they lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur.
City said in a statement at the time: “The matter is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete.”