Carlo Ancelotti Reacts to Real Madrid's Failed Attempt at Signing Kylian Mbappe

By Amreen
Real Madrid tried to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer but failed
Real Madrid tried to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer but failed / John Berry/Getty Images

Carlo Ancelotti has insisted there is "no disappointment" after Real Madrid failed in their attempts to sign Kylian Mbappe in the summer.

Los Blancos were unable to convince Paris Saint-Germain to sell the 22-year-old despite putting forth a mammoth €220m bid, but the Ligue 1 giants are adamant to hold on to their prized asset, who is the final year of his contract.

Madrid have been speculated to make a play for the Frenchman next year when he will be available on a free, and Ancelotti has insisted that his side are not disappointed to have missed out on signing him ahead of the deadline.

"There is no disappointment, but it is clear that he is a great player and we wish him luck. We have a very strong squad," Ancelotti told reporters.

The Italian added that he isn't surprised to see Gareth Bale thriving again and said: "He has got off to a good start and has to continue. I think he can still improve and be at his best. I have to see with all those who have played with their national teams."

While Madrid were unable to sign Mbappe, they did bring in David Alaba and Eduardo Camavinga, but Ancelotti revealed he will not be rushing the youngster. "Camavinga's fine, he's very excited and motivated to be here. He has trained well in the squad and of course he's available for tomorrow's game," he added.