Benjamin Mendy is suing his former team, Manchester City, in an employment tribunal, claiming he should be compensated millions of pounds for unauthorised salary deductions.
The 29-year-old full-back for France left City this summer as his contract expired. A number of rape and attempted rape accusations against him were dropped.
It is claimed that following Mendy’s initial charges and detention, City ceased to pay him in September 2021.
The “multi-million pound claim” that Mendy is pursuing is being handled by renowned UK sports attorney Nick De Marco, according to a statement. It is anticipated that the case will be tried in 2024.
Mendy joined Ligue 1 club Lorient at the start of this season and he has so far made three substitute appearances for the French side.
He joined City from Monaco in a £52m deal in 2017 and won Premier League titles in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
His final appearance for the club came in the Premier League on 15 August 2021.
Mendy was remanded in custody for five months before being released on bail in January 2022, and then went to trial for the first time in August 2022.
In January he was cleared of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
He was then cleared of raping a woman and attempting to rape another in July at a retrial.