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Eto'o-Zlatan to Gallas-Cole - Top 10 biggest swap deals in football history

Swap deals in the transfer market are not a common practice among clubs. But it is a useful otion, if the players are willing, as it allows a club to offload an out of favour player in exchange of another player whom they need without paying any money or a much lesser transfer fee.

From the Samuel Eto'o - Zlatan Ibrahimovic swap deal between FC Barcelona and Inter Milan in 2009 to Real Madrid signing Roberto Carlos for just £1 million and Ivan Zamorano from Inter Milan, there are several instances when clubs have got some favourable deals.

Here, let us take a look at the top 10 iconic swap deals that have grabbed the headlines.

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