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Giroud: The REAL reason why I chose Chelsea over Borussia Dortmund

Olivier Giroud admits he chose Chelsea over Borussia Dortmund when leaving Arsenal last month.

The Chelsea deal was not simple with Borussia Dortmund wanting to take the Frenchman on loan to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

“The easiest solution was to go to Dortmund," Giroud told France Football. “Arsenal were happy, Dortmund as well. It was the offer most interesting financially speaking. I have a very good contract at Chelsea but Dortmund really wanted me.

“It happened after a game of poker, like in all transfers. It dragged on, I started to get stressed because my third child was born at that exact moment.

"That was also why I did not want to go to Dortmund. Spending four months without seeing him, I do not know how I could have done it. It was why, I needed to take the bull by the horns."

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