Former Chelsea player and assistant manager Ray Wilkins believes that John Terry could make a dramatic England comeback ahead of the World Cup.

The veteran centre-back turned his back on the national side after a well-publicised falling out with the FA in 2012, and his selection has already been talked down by Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson ahead of the tournament in Brazil later this year.

But there have been major calls for Terry to be reinstated on the back of his impressive form at club level, which has helped Chelsea maintain a push for the Premier League title and book a spot in the Champions League semi-finals.

These have been further pushed due to his partnership with fellow defender Gary Cahill, who is a certainty to make the 23-man squad.

Although a return looks unlikely, Wilkins feels that Terry could agree to represent England once again:

“I think if the conversation was to be had then I think there is a possibility of changing [his mind],” he told talkSPORT.

“John would probably go, he is very patriotic. I think the FA have to come to John. They won’t want to do it but that is the way it has to be.

“John really has been exceptional this year. Him and Gary Cahill do have this fantastic relationship at the moment and it is such a great shame. John in the dressing room is a very powerful guy and he would be a major asset to England.”

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