The Uefa Champions League winning defender's problems with Cameroon stem from a breakdown in communication with the previous coaching staff.
Matip missed the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) owing to his self-imposed exile, but the Indomitable Lions – managed by Hugo Broos at that time – won the tournament in Gabon.
Earlier this year, Clarence Seedorf told Goal that Matip and Nicolas Nkoulou – wouldn’t be begged to return to the side, although the door remained open if they had a change of heart.
Une délégation Camerounaise devrait rencontrer Joël #Matip sous peu. Son retour en équipe nationale @FecafootOfficie sera à l'ordre du jour. #Liverpool #ChampionsLeague2019 @MbomboSeidou #237CestLaPuissance— Stephen (@237SW) June 4, 2019
Matip represented Cameroon at the Fifa World Cup in 2010 and 2014 but has never featured for the Central African nation in the greatest showpiece on the African continent having also rejected a call-up in 2010.
The five-time African champions qualified for this year’s competition with a 3-0 defeat of Comoros in March and will aim to defend their title at the biennial tournament.
Seedorf’s charges begin their title defence in Group F against Guinea-Bissau at Ismailia Stadium on June 25, before facing off with four-time champions Ghana on June 29, with their final group encounter against Benin on July 2.