Paris Saint-Germain player Aminata Diallo is being held in custody as French police investigate a 'violent assault' on her team-mate Kheira Hamraoui last week.

France international Hamraoui was assaulted by two men last Thursday and PSG confirmed Diallo had been detained for questioning by police in Versailles in relation to the incident.

Diallo and Hamraoui, who both play in midfield, are in direct competition with each other for a place in the French national team and PSG.

French daily L'Equipe, reported that two masked men dragged Hamraoui from a car and attacked her with iron bars. One of the men reportedly hit Hamraoui in the legs on several occasions. The attack lasted for a few minutes before both men fled.

PSG confirmed Diallo has been taken into custody and in a statement, they said: "Paris Saint-Germain takes note of the police custody this morning of Aminata Diallo by the Versailles SRPJ as part of the procedure opened following an assault on Thursday last night against club players.

"Paris Saint-Germain strongly condemns the violence committed. Since Thursday evening November 4, the club has taken all the necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its players.

"Paris Saint-Germain is working with the Versailles SRPJ to shed light on the facts. The club is attentive to the progress of the procedure and will study the follow-up to be given to it."