Arsenal boss Wenger sounds out Everton for Jagielka price

Arsenal are interested in Everton defender Phil Jagielka.
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Arsenal are interested in Everton defender Phil Jagielka.

The Daily Mail says Arsenal have made an inquiry for Everton's Jagielka as they intensify their search for a centre half.

Manager Arsene Wenger has been impressed by the England international who came back strongly last season from a cruciate ligament injury but Everton do not want to sell.

He joined from Sheffield United for £4m in 2007 and has been a pivotal figure in Everton's improvement since.

Wenger, who is also keen on Everton's Steven Pienaar, needs two defenders. He will lose William Gallas and sees Sol Campbell as a squad player.

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