According to a report from Football London, Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette does not have a release clause in his contract and the Gunners would want over £100 million before they considered selling the Frenchman.
As reported by Football London, agent Dmitry Cheltsov told Sports Business Gazeta that he had talks with Zenit St Petersburg over the summer regarding a potential move for Lacazette.
Cheltsov claimed that the 28-year-old could be available for just £45 million and had been told by Zenit that his release clause was around £61 million. However, it appears that Lacazette would cost a lot more if another club wanted to sign the former Lyon man.
Football London reports that Lacazette’s contract does not include a release clause. It is also suggested that the Gunners would have no interest in selling for less than £100 million.
The report adds that Arsenal are currently trying to tie Lacazette down to a new deal. He currently earns £180,000-a-week, but he is in line for a pay-rise.
Given the talks taking place between Arsenal and Lacazette, it certainly appears difficult to believe that the forward was in talks about leaving in the summer.
He has scored 27 goals across his two full seasons in the Premier League. He also provided eight assists in the top flight last season.
Lacazette has started this term in good form, with two goals coming in three league appearances.
It certainly looks more than likely that the next official announcement concerning Lacazette involves a new contract, and not a move away from the Emirates.