Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was charged with a seventh count of rape.
Mendy, 27, already charged with a number of sex offenders, was charged with one more rape count last week, but this was subject to reporting restrictions.
The restrictions were lifted Wednesday when Mendy appeared at Chester Crown Court for a hearing ahead of next year’s trial.
The indictment concerns a new complainant and is presumed to have occurred in July of this year.
Mendy is now charged with eight felonies against five different women, including seven counts of rape involving four women.
The previous allegations are three rape allegations, allegedly occurring on October 11, 2020; sexual contact on January 2, 2021; one count of rape on July 24, 2021 and two counts of rape on August 23, 2021.
Mendy appears alongside his co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie of Eccles, Greater Manchester, who is also accused of serious sexual offenses against young women.
The French international has been in custody since his arrest on 26 August.
Both men were remanded in custody at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool, after a 40-minute hearing in which their scheduled trial for January was postponed to the end of the year.