Carlo Ancelotti would have made Carlos Bacca his top transfer target if he had been given the opportunity to remain in charge of Real Madrid for a third season, Ernesto Bronzetti has claimed.
Bronzetti is a close confidant of club president Florentino Perez and works with the club on a number of deals relating to the Italian market.
Bacca left Sevilla in the close-season to join AC Milan, but Ancelotti is said to have been extremely keen on bringing the 29-year-old to the Santiago Bernabeu.
“If Ancelotti had stayed in Madrid he would have asked for Bacca,” Bronzetti is quoted as saying by Marca.
“Bacca is a striker who Ancelotti likes very much and he is the first name he would have requested Florentino for this season.”
Bacca has made a good start at San Siro, scoring three goals from five Serie A appearances in 2015-16.
Ancelotti was sacked by Madrid after two seasons in charge after failing to win a major trophy last year, with Rafael Benitez being appointed to replace him.