Police have now concluded their investigation into rape allegations against Callum Hudson-Odoi, the Chelsea forward says.
The 20-year old was arrested on suspicion of rape in May after the London Ambulance Service were called to his flat over reports that a woman was unwell.
The Metropolitan Police released a statement at the time, which read: “When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped.
“She was taken to hospital. A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of rape. He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June. Enquiries continue.”
Hudson-Odoi took to social media on Saturday to say that those enquiries have now resulted in police taking no further action against him.
“At a time where there are bigger things happening in the world right now, you may also be aware of serious allegations that were made against me,” he wrote.
“I have stayed silent and assisted the police fully throughout their enquiries, as I knew the day would soon come when my name would be cleared.
“Following a full and thorough investigation, the police have now confirmed they will take no further action.
“I would like to use this platform to thank everyone who has stood by my side and supported me during this difficult period.
“I have learned that being a footballer and playing for one of the best clubs in the world comes with great responsibility, and going forward I will try and use my platform as a Chelsea player to be the best role model that I can be.”