A Manchester City fan has admitted his embarrassment after having 'Kaka' tattooed on his chest before the Milan star snubbed the club last month.
Christopher Atkinson, 25, attempted to cover up the tattoo after the transfer fell through, but friends discovered it.
"They haven't stopped taking the Mick. Kaka's one of my favourite players. I got carried away by the emotion of him coming here," Atkinson, of Altrincham in Cheshire, told The Sun.
"I wanted to show off. I just hope we go for him this summer.
"It's taken a few weeks to see the funny side. At least I have a permanent reminder of how close City came to signing him."
Despite the disappointment, Atkinson has pledged to get another player's name stencilled on to his body.
He said: "I'm having a Robinho tattoo next."
Robinho has been linked with a summer move to Chelsea