The Egyptian Prime Minister has personally intervened to help Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah avoid military service.

Salah's registration to an educational programme allowed him to avoid national service and stay in England was rescinded - leaving the 22-year-old facing the very real problem of having to return home for a period of 12 months to three years.

But the former Basel winger has now been given the all-clear to continue his career after high-ranking talks involving Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, reports

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