England coach Fabio Capello is expected to meet with John Terry on Friday afternoon to discuss the media storm surounding his alleged affair with an ex-partner of former Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge.
Capello is set for a showdown with Terry amid calls he should resign or be sacked as the national team skipper.
Terry’s spokesman confirmed earlier in the week that his client would not be making any comment on the situation until he had met with Capello.
The Italian coach, who flew into Heathrow Airport from Switzerland, where he has been recovering from a knee operation, on Thursday afternoon, refused to answer questions on his arrival.
Capello has been monitoring the fall-out from the Terry saga closely and has regularly spoken to his assistant Franco Baldini.
Baldini, England’s general manager, held in-depth talks with four key FA board members on Monday – chairman Lord Triesman, chief executive Ian Watmore, director of communications Adrian Bevington and head of development Trevor Brooking.
It is understood that the Football Association is happy to leave a decision regarding Terry’s future as skipper of the national team in the hands of Capello.
Reports suggest the FA is keen for the matter to be resolved before Capello flies out to Poland for the draw for the 2012 European Championship qualifiers on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Terry’s manager at Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti, said it was business as usual for the club captain.
Ancelotti said: “Nothing is different about the last week. The problem that involved John is outside our training ground and it is a normal life for us.
“John is focusing on his job and is doing very well every day and every moment. He is the captain of this team and is doing the best for this team and also he played very well the last two games and scored a goal against Burnley. His condition is fantastic right now.”
Terry is alleged to have had an extra-marital affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the former girlfriend of England and former Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge.