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Chelsea defender could be set for England return

John Terry is a name that has proved divisive on a personal level throughout his whole career, though even the most ardent of naysayers in the Transfer Tavern respect his defensive diligence.

The Chelsea fans crowded around one corner of the bar this evening have been waxing poetic about the Stamford Bridge icon, with all the other locals begrudgingly agreeing that he is a Premier League legend.

Having been cast into the proverbial international wilderness for a number of years now, the notion of bringing the 35-year-old back into the England squad has been discussed often and loudly amongst our punters.

Seemingly a story that never goes away, reports from the Guardian suggest new Three Lions chief Sam Allardyce could hand the former skipper an olive branch.

Ahead of announcing his first squad on Sunday, Big Sam has reportedly not ruled out the idea of bringing the 78-cap defender back into the fold.

With limited defensive options, the former Bolton and Sunderland coach has suggested he will consider bringing him back.

“Maybe so. I think it depends on what John said”, said the 61-year-old to the Guardian.

”Maybe if I get the opportunity I might have to give him a ring but until I come to that selection or that process, we’ll wait and see.”

Terry last appeared for his country back in September 2012, during a 5-0 win over Moldova, before retiring the same month.

In a career that has been littered with personal problems, the idea of having him marshalling the defence for the World Cup qualifiers has split the Tavern right down the middle.

Some (mainly Blues fans) are dancing on the pool tables, while others are already lamenting Allardyce’s reign in charge!

Should John Terry be recalled? Would you rather see Stones and Smalling be handed a chance to develop together? Let us know below!

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