Manchester City say they are disappointed after defender Benjamin Mendy breached Covid-19 rules by hosting a New Year’s Eve party.
A spokesperson for the France international said the 26-year-old held a dinner party with guests from outside his household.
The mixing of households indoors is banned under the UK government’s tier four restrictions.
City said they would conduct an internal investigation.
Mendy was named on the bench for City’s Premier League game away to Chelsea on Sunday (16:30 GMT).