Premiership footballer El Hadji Diouf will not face charges over an alleged assault on his wife, Greater Manchester police have said.
El Hadji Diouf signed for Bolton on a permanent deal in 2005
The 25-year-old Bolton Wanderers player was due to answer bail on Thursday, but told no further action will be taken.
He attended a police station last week after reports of an alleged attack on his wife Valerie in the early hours of 5 November.
Diouf joined Bolton from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee in June 2005.
A spokesman for the force said: "The 25-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of assault on Sunday 5 November 2006, was released without charge on Tuesday 14 November 2006."
The former African Footballer of the Year has been a controversial figure since joining Liverpool from French club Lens in a £10m deal in 2002.
He has twice appeared in court following incidents of spitting.
In September 2003 he was fined £5,000 at Glasgow's Sheriff Court for spitting on a Celtic supporter during a Uefa Cup quarter final with Liverpool.
Last November he pleaded guilty, at Teesside Magistrates' Court, to reckless behaviour after an 11-year-old fan was hit by juice the player spat from his mouth in a match at Middlesbrough's ground.
He was fined £500 and ordered to pay £500 costs.
In December last year, he was given a 12-month driving ban and fined £3,000 after being found guilty of drink driving.