Michy Batshuayi joined Borussia Dortmund but according to the former Arsenal striker, the Bundesliga side wanted him as well as a Serie A and La Liga team.
Conte must make do without centre-back Andreas Christensen, who has a hamstring issue, while Alvaro Morata still has a back problem.
French TV show Telefoot have spoken to Giroud this week following his move from Arsenal. Giroud is now in contention with Alexander Lacazzette and several other France forwards to make it to the upcoming FIFA World Cup and his game time at Arsenal was clearly not enough.
Of course, there's the 2018 World Cup just around the corner.
OLIVIER GIROUD has revealed he was urged by French boss Didier Deschamps to quit Arsenal. Although he didn't say "go to Chelsea".
'Dortmund were interested but for a loan deal. Both clubs' main strikers were also heavily linked to Premier League moves in January. That's the logic and why I chose to leave Arsenal.
"The fact is that the coach wanted to recruit a new striker and with Aubameyang's signing at Arsenal, there were three top strikers, and that's why I chose to leave", Giroud told Telefoot. "I had offers from Dortmund, Sevilla and Roma". "Il ne m'a pas dit de rejoindre Chelsea mais juste de changer de club".
Redskins consider tagging Kirk Cousins, report says
If Washington simply lets Cousins walk as a free agent, it would likely receive a third-round compensatory pick in 2019. They botched the Cousins situation by refusing to pay him market value with the guaranteed money he deserved.
Bill Haas shoots 64 to take Phoenix Open lead
He finished fourth in the event last year and was runner-up the year before when he lost in a playoff to Hideki Matsuyama . With the long odds, I like Mickelson as a dark horse option. "It's very helpful and very important to my success ".
India vs South Africa 3rd ODI, Cape Town
Chahal finished with 5-22 in 8.2 overs, tearing apart South Africa after India won the toss and opted to put the hosts to bat. Van Niekerk, who is the ninth-ranked bowler in the world, further said: "It is a fresh start for us as a very tight unit".
Andre Drummond replacing John Wall in All-Star game
Additionally, Drummond's making 54.9 percent of his shots and 61.9 percent of his free throws, another drastic improvement. After Drummond was given the All-Star game berth, Brown took to Twitter to show his confusion at the perceived snub .