Franck Ribery has signalled his intent to move to Spain if he leaves Bayern Munich in the summer.
The 26-year-old has been the subject of intense speculation consistently due to his reluctance to renew his contract which expires in the summer of 2011.
The German outfit may be forced to sell at the end of this season rather than allowing him to leave for nothing 12 months later.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have been linked with the France international, but Real Madrid and Barcelona would appear to be his preferred destination.
“It is still a very difficult decision which I have to make – my future and my career are at stake,” Ribery, who has said in the past that he is attracted by Real, told Bild.
“But no decision has been made yet. I am the one poring over things the most at the moment. I would have to lie if I said that there is no tendency.
“Although Chelsea is obviously a big club, if I were to decide against Bayern, then I would certainly go to Spain.”
“I have got to consider many factors. Money is not the only issue. The difference between the clubs is no longer so big.
“The decision will therefore not be made with my bank account, but in my head. It has to be not only good for me, but also for my wife (Wahiba) and children.
“Wahiba is certainly a southern woman and she needs the sun. I am also only human and when you get an offer from such a club (as Real Madrid), then it is only right that I am allowed to consider it. The best players in the world play there.”
There is, however, still a chance of him extending his stay with Bayern.
“I am not saying that we cannot feel happy in Munich,” he said. “Bayern is a great club who want to offer me the best conditions ever. I feel a lot of respect and love here.”