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Report: Djibril Cisse held over alleged Valbuena blackmail attempt

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Mathieu Valbuena et Djibril Cissé, sous le maillot de l'OM, en 2008.

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ByEurosport
13/10/2015 at 08:09 | Updated 13/10/2015 at 08:35

Djibril Cisse has been taken into custody over an alleged blackmail attempt against former Marseille team-mate Mathieu Valbuena, according to AFP.

A source close to the investigation told AFP that Cisse, a former Liverpool and France striker, was one of four people held by police.

The source added that it expected Cisse to be "quickly exonerated".

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It is alleged that Cisse was part of a group that attempted to blackmail Valbuena by claiming to have a sex tape of him and his partner.

A source close to the investigation, being conducted by police in Versailles, said: "The existence of an intimate video has not been proven."

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