Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery believes he will either be a Chelsea or Real Madrid player by the time the World Cup kicks off in June.
The France winger is believed to have been a long-term transfer target for both clubs but the Bundesliga outfit have successfully managed to keep him at the Allianz Arena.
However, following Bayern's recent assertion that they will look to cash in on the 26-year-old winger next summer rather than risk losing him on a free transfer, Ribery has revealed that either a move to England with the Blues or big-spending Spanish giants Real would be acceptable.
Ribery's contract with Bayern expires in summer 2011.
"There's a lot of talk about Real Madrid and Chelsea," said the £50million-rated forward."It's true, they are two big clubs.
"But I don't think it will be a long soap opera. It will be quick. We will know before the end of the season.
"In about two, two-and-a-half months' time. I would want to know before the World Cup."