Chelsea has begun an investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse concerning an individual who was employed by the club in the Nineteen Seventies.
The Premier League club says the former employee in question is dead.
The club says it will provide “all possible assistance” to the Football Association FA, which is conducting its own investigation into the issue.
This will include providing the FA with “any relevant information arising from the club’s investigation”, it said.
It comes after more than twenty ex-footballers have made allegations of child sex abuse, with several police investigations also under way.
Police have received more than two hundred and fifty calls relating to allegations of abuse, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told the Commons on Tuesday.