Liverpool's Salah says dispute with Egyptian football authorities nearly resolved

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I was hoping the interaction would be classier than this, ' Salah tweeted.

Ramy Abbas, Salah's agent, said he was waiting for a response from Egyptian officials.

The Twitter storm has marked a departure from Salah's usual genteel online presence, which has generally been limited to photos of him in action and on the training field, or compliments for peers on the Liverpool and Egyptian national teams.

"We have been promised that the issue will be resolved and the argument is heading for a solution", Salah posted on his official Twitter account.

Last week the Egyptian's agent warned there was a "very serious issue" with the Egyptian Football Association over the Liverpool star's image rights. "I had hoped things could have been handled in a more elegant way than this." the 25-year-old winger said in a tweet on Sunday afternoon. "Nothing! Complete silence!" he said in his own tweet on Saturday.

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Salah is now just one goal behind Lionel Messi in the race for the Golden Boot and is preparing for Liverpool's Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma on Wednesday.

Egypt's Minister of Sports and Youth Khaled Abdel Aziz said that he plans to intervene to try and resolve the issue with the World Cup looming.

Egypt qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990, with Salah scoring a last-gasp penalty in a 2-1 qualifying victory over Republic of Congo last October.

Abbas argued that EFA and its sponsor, advertising agency Presentation, had no right to use Salah's image without written consent from MS Commercial, Cayman, the company that owns Salah's image rights. "The timing of the problem is hard and how do you guarantee that if the company settles with Salah that other players won't go and ask for the same settlement?" They kick off their World Cup campaign against Oscar Tabarez's Uruguayan side on June 15.

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