Former PSG player Aminata Diallo allegedly googled “how to break a kneecap” before an attack was carried out on her teammate Kheira Hamraoui last year.
Hamraoui was brutally assaulted by two masked men in November after a dinner with the rest of the PSG team.
The 32-year-old was dragged from a car driven by Diallo and beaten with an iron bar, leaving her needing stitches in her legs and hands.
Diallo was arrested following the attack but later released after proclaiming her innocence. However, she has now been re-arrested and issued with preliminary charges of “aggravated violence”.
What are the latest allegations against Diallo?
French newspaper Le Parisien has unveiled new revelations in connection to the attack, using extracts from a report from the Crime Prevention Brigade in Versailles.
Diallo, who played in the same position for PSG and France as Hamraoui, was described as having a “real hatred against her club partner, which she considered an obstacle to her own sporting career.”
This resulted in a “slow psychological drift that has become, so to speak, pathological”, according to the report (h/t L’Equipe).
Police bugged Diallo’s phone and the report states they uncovered disturbing Google searches, including ‘dangerous drug cocktail’ and ‘how to break a kneecap’ before the attack was carried out, as per the Daily Mail.
Hamraoui was left with badly injured legs after the assault and said she had experienced “an attack of unbelievable violence” in an interview with L’Equipe.
“Two hooded strangers took me out of the car I was travelling in to hit me on the legs with iron bars. That night, I really thought I was going to stay there. I was screaming in pain.
“I tried to protect myself as much as possible. I have a very painful memory.”
WhatsApp messages about wishing her teammates harm, including one sent to a contact in Diallo’s phone named ‘Jaja’, were also brought to light.
“I will become shameless now! I need someone, but to f**k my job for free, I don’t accept… I wish them [my teammates] all harm, I only need my relatives.”
Another message sent from Diallo’s phone said: “If I was bad, jealous, and calculating like her… I [would tell a relative] to destroy her.”
Investigators who searched the phone described the 27-year-old as having a “deep jealousy” towards Hamraoui.
What has happened since Hamraoui was attacked?
After Diallo was released following her first arrest, PSG opted not to renew her contract and reports claimed she had decided to end her career.
Earlier this month, four men who carried out the attack on Hamraoui were arrested and questioned.
One man, nicknamed ‘The Little One’, admitted to being paid to jump Hamraoui with the intent to seriously injure her for a fee of €500 (£438).
Following the assault, Hamraoui posted on Twitter about the horrific incident, along with images of her injuries. She also told of how she received death threats in the aftermath of the attack.
“For long months after the assault, I was unfairly insulted on the pitch, harassed on social networks and had my life threatened. Nevertheless, I held on with all my strength to my passion and to stay professional.
“Today I trust in the justice system for the truth to all come out and for my honour to be saved.”