Everton strike Jose Baxter has been arrested on suspicion of posessing drugs and counterfeit money.
The 17-year-old is the youngest player to represent Everton, having made his debut aged 16 years and 191 days against Blackburn Rovers in August 2008.
“We can confirm that three men were arrested in Kirkby on possession of cannabis with intent to supply and on suspicion of possession of counterfeit money,” said a spokesman for Merseyside Police.
“The men, 17, 29 and 34 are currently in police custody.”
This season the footballer has represented the team twice in the Europa League.
In March Mr Baxter signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park.
Everton have so far refused to make any comment on the matter.