Arsenal are struggling to find agreement with Everton for defender Phil Jagielka.

The Daily Mail says discussions with Everton over an improved £15million offer for Jagielka are in deadlock.

The Gunners have already had a £12million bid refused by the Toffees but are keen to strike a deal for Jagielka.

Everton want around £18million for Jagielka but Arsenal are hesitant to even go as high as £15m given the fact he is 29 this month.

Sources close to Jagielka have told the Daily Mail that the central-defender is resigned to staying at Goodison Park given Arsenal's reluctance to pay part with the £15million that would give them a chance of signing him.

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