A LINGERIE model is thought to have sparked the row between Ryan Giggs and his girlfriend which led to his arrest.
The footie boss was accused of getting close to Zara Charles after “flirty” phone messages were found.
However, it was not clear if anything happened between them.
The ex-Manchester United star, 46, has known former air hostess Zara, 33, — who now works for a finance company — for several years.
The row between Wales manager Giggs and his PR partner Kate Greville, 36, broke out last Sunday.
He was held on suspicion of assault after police went to his home in Worsley, Gtr Manchester.
A source claimed: “Kate was contacted by a woman who claimed to be having a relationship with Ryan.
“The message was a couple of weeks before. She kept quiet about it until Sunday.
“In recent months she has found messages.
“There are flirty ones between him and a sports PR executive.
“Zara also featured in them, which aroused Kate’s suspicions.”
A separate source said Giggs went to a restaurant in August.
They added: “He came home late and messages suggested he had gone round to Zara’s house that evening.”
Dad-of-two Giggs was ditched by his wife Stacey in 2016.
It had emerged that he had been sleeping with his brother Rhodri’s wife Natasha for eight years and had a fling with model Imogen Thomas.
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