Russian agent Dmitry Cheltsov has claimed that he offered Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit St Petersburg over the summer transfer window.
The French striker, following eight seasons with Lyon, completed a transfer to Arsenal in 2017 for a fee of £46.5m.
Lacazette, following a mixed opening campaign, enjoyed a strong 2018-19 season during which he scored 19 goals in all competitions.
Speaking in an interview with Sports Business Gazeta, Cheltsov said: "I offered Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit. Their sporting director Javier Ribalta said to me: 'Are you crazy? His release clause is €68m.'
"I told him you can negotiate with Arsenal. I am sure they will be ready to accept something between €50m and €55m. His salary would be €7-8m after tax."
Despite the agent's claims, it is understood that Arsenal never had any intention of selling Lacazette over the summer.body check tags ::