Gourcuff is currently on laon to Bordeaux and has impressed at the French club.
“I haven’t had the chance to speak to him recently but I do follow his way and I am happy for him,” Ancelotti said. “He already showed qualities with us and he is now blossoming.
“But he has had some physical problems during the second year and suffered from the high competition.
“We loaned him so he can play regularly – something he could not do here – and to see how far he could go. If he carries on achieving such a season for sure he will come back to us.
“He has the technique to be part of the greatest ones, and he is now having more personality and confidence.”