Hodgson ‘may be forced to pick John Terry’

Roy Hodgson may be forced into a U-turn over John Terry according to the Daily Mirror, while Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has again been linked with the Chelsea manager’s job.

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.

Meanwhile, the Daily Star suggest Chelsea owner Roman Abamovich will move for Redknapp if he is unable to tempt Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge.

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.”

And the Daily Mail report that Real Madrid are prepared to offer £15m for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

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