A GROUP of people have been arrested in Sevilla for trying to sell a fake Picasso for a million euros.

The foursome, which included a well-known antiques dealer from Madrid and three men from Sevilla acting as intermediaries, were picked up after trying to sell Buste de Jeune Granon to various galleries and auction houses.

The painting, which the Picasso Museum has since confirmed is fake, was also accompanied by a false authentication certificate in the name of the painter’s daughter Paloma Picasso.

The arrests come after police launched an investigation in Barcelona last May and traced the painting to Sevilla.