Allegri says Ronaldo is preparing against Bologna game amid DNA request

Allegri says Ronaldo is preparing against Bologna game amid DNA request

- Ronaldo has been requested to submit his DNA for investigation on sexual assault nine years ago

- The Las Vegas Police Department made the announcement on Thursday, January 10, amid the allegations

- Maximilliano Allegri has stated it will be business as usual for Ronaldo as Juve take on Bolgna

Juventus gaffer Maximilliano Allegri has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo is focused on their Coppa Italia match with Bologna.

The Las Vegas Police Department on Thursday, January 10, issued a warrant to obtain the 33-year-old's DNA, amid accusations he forceful had his way with Kathryn Mayorga in 2009.

And the ex-Real Madrid talisman has strongly denied the claims, but investigation have been reopened on the alleged assault that occurred nine years ago.

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The Juve boss was asked about the situation and he responded: “It’s a private thing, I only talk about football.

"Cristiano has been training well and he rested a bit too. We want to play all the potential 36 games left before the end of the season.

"I don’t want to talk about private life. Ronaldo skipped six games with his national team. Tomorrow he will play, let's see when, where, when and why”.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it was "taking the same steps in this case as in any other sexual assault to facilitate the collection of DNA evidence".

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The security agency also added that the warrant has been sent to the Italian court system, adding: "We can confirm that an official request has been submitted to Italian authorities.

"Due to this being an ongoing investigation, we have no additional information or comment on this case at this time."

On the other hand, Ronaldo's lawyer, Peter Christiansen, has played down the significance of the warrant issued.

In a statement made on January 10, Christiansen declared that it was standard procedure in a probe.

"Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent a warrant by Las Vegas police for his DNA to be obtained over the ongoing issue of allegedly assaulting American woman Kathryn Mayorga.

The Juventus forward has been facing the heat since last year when Mayorga accused the star footballer of assaulting her in an hotel room in Las Vegas nine years ago. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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