Raheem Sterling's Mercedes has reportedly been found crashed and abandoned in London with laughing gas canisters in the footwell.
The bonnet of the car looks to have been significantly damaged. Both airbags were released, and blue nitrous oxide canisters could be seen on the floor.
101 Great Goals relayed the Sun's photographs of the vehicle, which is now in Manchester for repairs:
A Sun source insisted Sterling was not involved in the crash but did question the company the 20-year-old keeps, per Ryan:
The Merc was in London for days after the smash—it was just left on the street. Raheem wasn’t in the car at the time, he was training in Manchester. It looks like he lent it to a mate.
Raheem needs to think about whether he’s hanging around with the right kind of people, especially as he is such a high-profile star.
The latest incident is not the first time the England international has been implicated in the use of laughing gas—a legal but dangerous chemical high.
The Sun previously published two separate stories about the youngster's use of the legal high, the most recent reportedly showing him sucking on a balloon filled with nitrous oxide in Ibiza back in June, via BBC Radio 4's Nick Sutton:
However, if the winger's agent is to be believed, Sterling had nothing to do with the Mercedes crash.
While the story has emerged at an inopportune time ahead of the West Brom match, City boss Manuel Pellegrini will hope Sterling's focus is not disturbed.