Franck Ribery has opened the door to a summer move to Chelsea by warning that no amount of money will convince him to stay at Bayern Munich.
The France winger is only prepared to sign a new contract with the German giants if they build a team capable of challenging Europe's elite.
Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are queuing up to snare Ribery if contract talks fail in March, with Bayern already confirming they would be forced to sell in the summer rather than risk losing him for nothing.
Bayern are drawing up a lucrative offer, but the former Marseille star warned: 'Money is not the most important thing for me. The sporting future is decisive. We'll see how this matches my ambition.
'I feel very well here. I am very happy to be playing here. Bayern Munich is a big club. They do everything here for players to be happy.
'I think that we will reach a decision in March. I will know then if I am staying or going.'
Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich is a huge admirer of Ribery and is prepared to sanction a British-record £45million swoop, as long as FIFA's transfer embargo placed on Chelsea is not upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Manchester City are also tracking the left-sided player amid fears that Robinho has played his last game for the club, while rivals United would be interested if they can find the cash.
Ribery's agent confirmed that Bayern's ambition was crucial to talks.
'The decision for Ribery depends on whether Bayern are capable of building a team which can hold its position in Europe,' said Alain Migliaccio.
'We must remember that Franck is under contract with Bayern until 2011 and as such, they hold the reins of the negotiations. Until we have met (Bayern officials), nothing will be decided.'
But responding to renewed interest from Barcelona, Migliaccio added: 'It would be great to see Ribery and (Lionel) Messi play together.
'First we will talk with Bayern and then we will see. It would be phenomenal to see Ribery a Barcelona.'
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