Brandao held over assault charge

The Marseille star was arrested on Tuesday night and is being questioned over an incident involving a young woman who he is said to have picked up from Aix-en-Provence airport.

The club said: “OM have been informed this morning by Brandao that he could not be present at the club today. Olympique Marseille will not comment on this private matter and reminds that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.”