Arsenal willing to go to amazing £18M for Everton defender Jagielka

Arsenal are ready to make a massive offer for Everton defender Phil Jagielka.

The Daily Star says the Gunners are ready to offer £18m to grab Jagielka – and leave David Moyes with another summer headache.

Despite the £10m signing of Lorient centre-back Laurent Koscielny, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is eager to bolster his defensive ranks and has made the England international his top target.

William Gallas and Mikael Silvestre have both left Arsenal as free agents while veteran defender Sol Campbell still hasn’t decided whether to sign a new 12-month deal, with Newcastle now joining Sunderland in showing interest.

Reports at the weekend claim the Gunners have already had a £14m Jagielka bid rejected.

But they will return with an improved offer for the 27-year-old and are prepared to splash out £18m to get their man.

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