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.