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Ribery set to snub Blues over fears of grey skies

CHELSEA target Franck Ribery has appeared to rule out a move to England &ndash; because he is put off by the prospect of bad weather.<br /><br />Bayern Munich winger Ribery looks set to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with the Blues rivalling Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona for his signature.<br /><br />But the &pound;45m-rated Frenchman, who was born and raised just across the Channel in the northern coastal town of Boulougne, has hinted that his future lies in warmer climes.<br /><br />&ldquo;I won&rsquo;t move to England because they have the same weather as in Germany,&rdquo; the 26-year-old told a French television programme.<br /><br />Asked where he would like to go, Ribery added: &ldquo;Honestly, I do not know, but it is a question I am asking myself frequently at this time. I will see how the situation evolves. It is not easy. I am happy at Bayern.&rdquo;<br /><br />Ribery joined Bayern in 2007 after two successful years in the sunnier environs of Marseille in the south of France.<br /><br />New Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly made Ribery a major target, after accepting failure in his bid to land AC Milan star Kaka. The Brazilian is set to move to Real, and his &pound;56m transfer could be confirmed as early as today. United have also been linked with Ribery, particularly if Cristiano Ronaldo completes a long-rumoured move to Real.