It is claimed that new England boss Hodgson is leaning towards omitting Terry from his Euro 2012 squad but may yet have to select him because of injuries to other players.
Chris Smalling is sidelined, while Terry’s Chelsea team-mate Gary Cahill has been struggling with a hamstring problem.
Hodgson is said to have misgivings about selecting both Terry and Rio Ferdinand, given that the Blues skipper is accused of racially abusing the Manchester United man’s brother Anton. Terry strongly denies doing so.
A source close to Abramovich is quoted as saying: “Guardiola is still Roman’s first choice and Chelsea are trying all the time to get him.
“But he appears to be adamant that he wants to take a break and if they cannot get Guardiola, Harry is next on the list.”