England coach Roy Hodgson has not spoken to Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand since the end of last season.

The Sun says Hodgson has not spoken to Ferdinand since he snubbed the Manchester United star for Euro 2012.

And Hodgson remains reluctant to turn to Ferdinand, 33, to help him out of his defensive nightmare.

Terry's decision to quit international football left England short of top-class central defenders.

And Ferdinand represents Hodgson's best option for World Cup qualifiers against San Marino on October 12 and in Poland four days later.