Sam Allardyce (left) wanted John Terry in his England squad
Terry has not played for England since 2012 but Sam Allardyce wanted the centre-back to return to the squad when he was England boss.
Allardyce sent a request to the FA, asking them to consider their position on Terry.
But the board rejected the proposal to bring the former England captain back into the fold.
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That is according to The Times, who claim the matter was discussed at board level but rejected on the principle that the FA did not want a return to the controversy that Terry brought when Three Lions skipper.
Terry quit international football in September 2012 as he prepared to go in front of an FA panel after being charged with using racially abusing language towards then-QPR defender Antoine Fedinand.
Allardyce was dismissed after 67 days in charge of England
Terry (left) has struggled to get Chelsea first team
Terry's (right) last tournament for England was at Euro 2012
He signed a new one-year contract extension at Chelsea last summer and began the season in fine form before an injury and subsequent tactical changes have kept him away from the first XI.
Allardyce lasted just 67 days in the job after a newspaper sting filmed the now-Crystal Palace manager explaining how to get around third party ownership rules of players.
Gary Cahill and John Stones started in central defence in Allardyce’s only game in charge of England – the 1-0 win in Slovakia back in September last year.