Chelsea captain John Terry has reportedly not fully closed the door on an England return despite his acrimonious departure from international football.
The 32-year-old defender's influence at Stamford Bridge has waned this season as fitness concerns have seen him overtaken in the pecking order.
Yet Terry maintains he is as good as ever and is believed to be prepared to consider making himself available for England once more despite being stripped of the captaincy after being charged with racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
Any U-turn would be dependent on personalities in and around the squad, with Terry's resentment towards the Football Association evident last week when he rejected chairman David Bernstein's attempt to shake hands at the Champions League trophy handover.
Terry was cleared at Westminster Magistrates Court of making a racist insult to Anton Ferdinand, brother of his former England team-mate Rio, but was charged by the FA and banned for four matches.