“Maybe if I get the opportunity, I might have to give him a ring”
Pressed on whether a Three Lions comeback for Terry was a genuine possibility, Allardyce said: “Maybe so. I think it depends on what John says.
“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.”
England have struggled to establish a regular central defensive partnership since Terry’s self-imposed exile.
And Allardyce is clearly in no mood to bin some of England’s ‘old guard’ by revealing that Jermain Defoe could also come into the reckoning.
The 33-year-old striker played under Big Sam at Sunderland and has already given his old boss a ‘count me in’ message.
Allardyce said: “He is someone I could look at but that depends on the form of all the other lads who are up there. There’s Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane. Wayne Rooney can still play up front if you wanted him to.