Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy has been arrested this morning with his cousin and a friend on suspicion of rape.
ITV News understands that a woman in her 30s visited Remy, 26, at his flat last week believing him to be alone. When she arrived his cousin and friend were also apparently present.
The woman was offered a drink and allegedly lost consciousness afterwards.
When she recovered consciousness some hours later, it is claimed she was naked and the three men were still present. The woman made a complaint to police and the men were arrested this morning.
The Metropolitan Police said: "Officers from Sapphire are investigating an allegation of rape which happened on 6 May in the west London area.
"The allegation was passed on to the MPS by Kent Police on 8 May after the 34-year-old female victim reported it to them on the previous day, 7 May. The victim alleges she was raped by three men.
"On the morning of Wednesday, 15 May three men, [A] aged 26; [B] aged 23; [C] 22 yrs, were arrested at an address in Fulham on suspicion of rape - they remain in custody at a west London police station".
The majority of the 100 extra officers will be of constable rank, and the unit will lose Det Ch Supt Duthie, who will become head of homicide next month, and one superintendent.
He stressed that officers will retain their specialisms in terms of the types of crime they investigate.
"This is a high-risk area and we need to make sure that we've got the right people with the right training."There would be a danger if we were to use 'omnicompetent' officers. But we've made a conscious decision that this is a high-risk area, we need to have dedicated officers investigating dedicated types of crime."
An extra 100 police officers are being brought in to tackle exploitation including paedophile rings as part of an overhaul of Scotland Yard's sex crime teams. The force's rape command, Sapphire, is being merged with the child abuse unit as part of a larger overhaul within the Met.