Sportsmail is aware of the player’s identity but unable to reveal it for legal reasons.
The incident is alleged to have taken place at his home last month. The player was arrested there by police on Wednesday morning and later released pending further enquiries.
A Premier League player has been arrested on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment
He and a woman who was present when police arrived at the property on Wednesday were also fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions.
Police issued a statement to Sportsmail on Thursday confirming that officers had executed a warrant at the address and arrested a man matching the player’s age ‘on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment’.
It added: ‘He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
‘Two people, a woman and a man, who were present at the address at the time of the warrant were also issued with fixed penalty notices for Covid-19 breaches.’