Greater Manchester Police say they will speak to former boxing champion Ricky Hatton about newspaper allegations he snorted cocaine in a hotel room.

A photograph on the front page of a British tabloid on Sunday appeared to show Hatton snorting the drug during a night out. The former four-time world champion in two weight divisions has since been admitted to a rehabilitation clinic.

Police say they are aware of the allegations and "once his rehabilitation has been completed, officers will be speaking to Mr. Hatton."

Hatton, who has been diagnosed with depression and a drinking problem by a specialist, has not fought since losing to Manny Pacquiao in May 2009 but hasn't officially retired.