John Terry has no plans to return to international football, despite Sam Allardyce opening the door for a potential England return, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Allardyce admitted he was considering contact former England captain Terry ahead of selecting his first squad since being appointed national team boss.
However, the Telegraph’s Matt Law reports that Terry wants to focus on impressing new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in the hope of earning another contract extension.
The defender would be 37 years old by the time of the next World Cup and with his contract at Stamford Bridge set to expire at the end of the current season, there are doubts over where, or even if, Terry will be playing football.
When asked about the matter following Chelsea’s 3-2 victory over Bristol Rovers, Conte said: “I’m a former international team coach so I know this situation and prefer it to be solved between Sam Allardyce and John Terry. That’s the right way.
“John Terry has a great attitude during training and is working very hard. I’m very happy with his commitment.
“But for the international team, it is important for it to be solved between Sam Allardyce and John Terry.”