Arsenal make approach for Everton defender

Jagielka seems to be yet another centre-back linked with Arsenal this summerArsenal are believed to have approached Everton regarding the availability of 28 year old centre-back Phil Jagielka.

The defender seems to be a cheaper alternative to that of Bolton’s Gary Cahill and Blackburn Rovers’ Christopher Samba of which the cost would be £17m and £9m respectively. Everton did have to fend off a lot of interest in Jagielka last summer however with Arsenal looking for an experienced defender for less than £8m they may well have found their man.

Moyes will not want to see his pairing of Jagielka and Heitinga pulled apart however and will probably request Arsenal pay just as much as Blackburn would request for Samba. Jagielka has also had his fair share of injuries and although they seem to be a thing of the past, it may be used in order to bring the price down on the England international. Arsenal are also in a position to be able to offer striker Bendtner who has been looking for a move away this summer but with little to no interest from domestic soil – although it would be unlikely that Moyes would require a player like Bendtner.

For now though it appears only enquiries have been made and Arsenal are still some distance off landing a new central defender.

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