Arsenal are ready to up their bid for Everton defender Phil Jagielka.

The Sun says boss Arsene Wenger, rapped for not being more active in the transfer market, hopes to snap up Everton defender Jagielka with a £15m offer.

Arsenal's £13m bid for Jagielka is set to be turned down - but they will make another immediate attempt to land the England centre-back.

It will smash the club's £12m record fee paid to Zenit in 2009 for Andrey Arshavin.

Jagielka, 28, is expected to demand a four-year contract and wages of up to £100,000 a week.

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