AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he'd been keen to sign Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro.

"I love Fabio Cannavaro," he said of his former Parma pupil. "However, Thiago Silva will be available to us from next season.

"We'll also soon have Philippe Senderos and Daniele Bonera back from injury," he continued.

"We are paying the consequences for Alessandro Nesta's absence, a case that worries us, but we'll continue as we are."