Mohamed Salah will not have to return to Egypt to carry out military service according to the latest reports.
Stories over the weekend suggested the Chelsea winger could be forced to return to his homeland after his place in an education programme was rescinded.
That programme allowed him to live abroad, but website Kingfut.com claimed his Chelsea future could suddenly be in the balance.
However, the Independent has picked up on new claims by the same website that a meeting involving Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has led to the 22-year-old being able to travel on Chelsea’s pre-season tour, with a return to the country of his birth no longer necessary.
The latest reports will be a huge boost for Jose Mourinho, after Salah’s impressive early showings following his £11million January move from FC Basel.
The player made 11 appearances for Chelsea last season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in that time.
Prior to his move he was something of a thorn in the Blues’ side, regularly netting against them for the Swiss side.
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