"I did not speak to ¬Pienaar. I did not have a meeting with him. I have a ¬fantastic midfield," Ancelotti said.
"I said if there was an ¬opportunity to improve our position I would act but he chose Tottenham.
"I do not have a problem if the club negotiated for the player without me. But I did not want him.
"It was Pienaar's decision. Maybe, we did not consider he was one of the more important players we wanted. The story is I did not meet the player.
"The thing now is Spurs had a good squad and with Pienaar they have a ¬better squad.
"But it means it is even more ¬important to us to ensure we stay in the Champions League. Very important.
"I can't answer why Pienaar did not come here but he was not our player."