Former Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole has been questioned by police after an alleged attack on his wife.
The striker is currently on loan from Sunderland
Cole, who is currently on loan to Burnley from Sunderland, was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning at his home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
Cheshire police said they arrested a man aged 36 on suspicion of assault.
A spokesman said: "He was interviewed and released on bail until April pending further inquiries."
Cole, who was born in Nottingham, married his long-term girlfriend Shirley Dewar at St Bartholomew's Church, in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in July 2002.
He scored nearly 200 goals in successful spells with Newcastle and Manchester United between 1995 and 2001 and has also played for Blackburn, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Birmingham.