FORMER Barcelona footballer Dani Alves has been arrested over sexually assaulting a woman.
The incident happened on December 31 at a Barcelona nightclub.
The Brazilian international, 39, is scheduled to appear before a judge after being detained on Friday morning.
He’s accused of inappropriately touching a woman under her clothes without her consent.
She reported the incident to nightclub security staff, who informed the police.
She filed a formal complaint on January 2.
Alves denied doing anything wrong in an interview with Antena 3 TV.
He said: “I was dancing and having a good time without invading anyone’s space.”
“I don’t know who this lady is… How could I do that to a woman? No.”
Alves had two spells with Barcelona where he won the Champions League three times.
He currently plays for Pumas in Mexico.