Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has hinted Brahim Diaz can yet have a future in Spain.
Diaz was sent on-loan to AC Milan for a second season this term.
Ancelotti told Rai Radio 1: "Brahim Diaz? Real had no room and there was too much competition.
"We are happy that he is doing well in Milan. He had to play and he went to Milan.
"Not by chance, we know the structure of the club and the team."