Ashley Cole’s new Surrey bachelor pad has been burgled while the footballer was away with the England team, police sources said.
Detectives were waiting to talk to the Chelsea defender to find out what was stolen from the flat in Esher.
The 29-year-old had been preparing with the England squad for Tuesday’s Switzerland game when thieves raided the property on Saturday afternoon.
The break-in came just a day after Cole’s “quickie divorce” from X Factor judge Cheryl.
A Surrey police spokesman said: “We can confirm that Surrey police is investigating a break-in at a property in Portsmouth Road, Esher, on Saturday afternoon. No-one was injured and inquiries are continuing.”
In February burglars fled empty-handed after trying to break into the £4.5 million Surrey mansion he shared with his ex-wife.