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Olivier Giroud says Antonio Conte was behind decision to join Chelsea

Olivier Giroud is now a Chelsea player (PA)

Olivier Giroud has explained why he opted to join Chelsea.

The France international has joined the Blues from Arsenal on a hectic transfer deadline day. It’s understood he cost the reigning Premier League champions £18million.

It was always expected Giroud would move on if Arsenal managed to complete the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which they did earlier today. But where precisely he would go wasn’t so clear.

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