Carlo Ancelotti has disclosed he was keen on securing the services of Robert Lewandowski during his spell as Chelsea boss.
The 56-year-old, who spent two seasons at Stamford Bridge, winning a Premier League title and an FA Cup, revealed he wasn't happy he didn't sign the Poland international - who has scored 22 goals in 16 appearances for club and country this season.
"He's a player that I have always followed, particularly in the first part of his career, when he was at Borussia Dortmund," the Italian told Goal.
"Lewandowski was being followed by many clubs, not just me. But even when I was at Chelsea, I was tracking him.
"Also, while I was at Madrid, but by then he was already going to Bayern, so it was too late."
Bayern Munich's inform striker Lewandowski left Lech Poznan to join Borussia Dortmund in 2010, before moving to the Allianz Arena in 2014.