Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he attempted to sign goal happy Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski during his time in charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit, according to the Metro.
In an interview with Goal.com, the Italian tactician confirmed that he had been an admirer of the Polish frontman for some time, and also confirmed that he tried to sign him again when he took over at Real Madrid.
However, he missed out on the 27-year-old on both occasions and was unable to prevent Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich from winning the race to land his signature (via Metro).
“He’s a player that I have always followed, particularly in the first part of his career, when he was at Borussia Dortmund,” the 56-year-old said.
“Lewandowski was being followed by many clubs, not just me. But even when I was at Chelsea [2009-2011], I was tracking him.
“Also, while I was at Madrid [2013-2015], but by then he was already going to Bayern, so it was too late.”
So far this term Lewandowski has bagged himself 16 goals in 12 games.