Arsenal hold surprise hope for England international recruit - reports

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Arsenal are said to have renewed their interest in Everton defender Phil Jagielka according to the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old England international was the subject of a bid from the north Londoners last summer, but the Toffees rebuffed their advances.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to strengthen his defensive ranks this summer, and is said to have earmarked Jagielka for a move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have Scott Dann lined up as a back-up if they fail to prise him away from Goodison Park.

But with Stoke City thought to be in advanced negotiations with the £15million rated stopper, Arsenal will be hoping they have more chance of completing a deal this time round.


Wenger has reportedly been handed a £60million war chest by the Arsenal board to spend on transfers that will improve the Gunners backline.

And with Christopher Samba also touted for a possible move to the Emirates, it is clear that he is serious about putting together a squad capable of challenging for the Barclays Premier League title again next season.

With that in mind, Arsenal will also be keen to keep hold of their existing stars, as Wenger looks to tie up a new deal for want-away left-back Gael Clichy.

Liverpool have been mooted as potential suitors, but it is Serie A side AS Roma who have come closest to meeting the Gunners' valuation with a proposed £7million bid, they are also reportedly prepared to offer Clichy a staggering £30million in wages over a five-year contract.

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