Switching allegiance: the transfer moves they said would never happen

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"I'll say for the last time and I mean the last time. I do not want to leave Milan"

These are the words of Real Madrid's latest signing Kaka - this time last week. His move from AC Milan for a world record transfer fee of £58m is just the latest in a long line of players who have declared their undying loyalty to a club, only to switch allegiances.

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Here we take a look at some of the greatest badge kissers of all time and profile the players who you thought would never leave.