Mohamed Salah will ask Liverpool to allow him to play in next month's Olympic Games, according to the Egyptian FA.
The 2020 Premier League champions have already turned down a request to release their star attacker for Tokyo and they're not obliged under FIFA rules to do so.
The Olympics run until the week before the English season gets underway but Egyptian FA President, Ahmed Megahed, says Salah is determined to go to the Games.
"I do not want to say that it is impossible for Salah to participate in the Olympics, but it is difficult," he told Egyptian broadcaster ONTimeSport.
'Salah agreed to lead the Olympic team during the last camp of the Egyptian team.
"We contacted Liverpool to allow Salah to join the Olympic team, and they said they were waiting for the approval of the technical staff.
"In the end, Liverpool refused the request because they do not want to lose the player at the beginning of the season, as well as next January with the Africa Cup of Nations, which will keep him from participating in the English Premier League matches.
"We spoke with Salah again, and he told us that he will make a new attempt with the technical staff of his team, to resolve the matter, and within the next two days he will find a way."