Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyer has said USA investigators are seeking DNA from the footballer in their investigation of a woman's allegation that the global star raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009.
Ronaldo denies all claims made against him.
Kathryn Mayorga filed a lawsuit last autumn alleging Ronaldo raped her in 2009 in Las Vegas and then agreed to pay her $375,000 to keep it secret.
Mayorga, now 34, reported to police that she'd been raped and received a medical examination.
Back in 2010, Lennard wrote in a "tell-all" account for the Mirror that she had a fling with Ronaldo during the time when the then-Manchester United star was seeing supermodel Irina Shayk.
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Italian authorities will collect the Juventus star's DNA sample and ship the evidence back to the US for testing.
Once the warrant has made its way through the Italian court system, officials will then serve it and, if Ronaldo complies, collect the samples and send them back to USA officials.
Lennard, 33, called the footballer "a psychopath" in now-deleted tweets, in which she pledged to assist the woman who has accused Ronaldo of rape.
She said she wanted the agreement to be declared void, explaining that she had gained the courage to speak out because of the #MeToo movement.
"The LVMPD is taking the same steps in this case as in any other sexual assault to facilitate the collection of DNA evidence", the statement read.
A Thursday report by the Wall Street Journal, citing an official familiar with the case, states that investigators are requesting the sample in an effort to test it against DNA found on a dress that Mayorga wore on the night of the alleged incident.