Carlo Ancelotti was partly responsible for Everton signing James Rodríguez last summer.

The ex-Chelsea manager walked out on the Toffees to return to Real Madrid last month and since then, there has been numerous reports linking the player with a move away from the Merseyside club.

Having already played under the Italian at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, the 29-year-old reunited with his former manager at Everton.

Therefore, it wasn’t surprising to see rumours of the Colombian wanting to play under Ancelotti again at the Bernabéu.

Rodríguez was on a Twitch live session with Ibai Llanos during Colombia’s Copa América semi-final defeat to Argentina, and during the course of the discussion, the attacking midfielder was asked about the possibility of returning to the Spanish capital club in the summer.

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Marca relayed the South American’s comments and he made it ‘clear’ and ‘closed’ the door on returning to Real Madrid.

“Yes, I think my time at Madrid is over. The first three years were good, but last year when I had [a chance] to stay, [but] I wanted to play for another team. My first years were good. And when I go there, a lot of people say good things to me,” Rodríguez said.

AC Milan are also reportedly interested in Rodríguez and there was no mention, at least from Marca, about the possibility of leaving Everton for the Serie A side.