ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: Richard Douglas of the Crows is tackled by Kane Cornes of the Power during the round five AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Port Adelaide Power at Adelaide Oval on May 3, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Former Port Adelaide star Kane Cornes has sensationally revealed that he nearly made the switch to crosstown rivals Adelaide in 2011.

Speaking to SEN SA Breakfast on Friday morning, Cornes explained just how close he was to making the switch.

“Just thinking back to 2011 when I was rotting away in the SANFL, I probably had an opportunity where I could’ve gone to Adelaide.

“I tried to go to Adelaide at the end of 2011.

“They needed a run-with player at the time, I don’t know what Port Adelaide needed, they needed anything they could get their hands on.

“I had Brenton Sanderson and Phil Harper in my house.

“There was a bit of support for it from Adelaide and Port Adelaide were very happy to show me the door, but yeah Adelaide didn’t think it was the right move for them.

“And I showed them! Thank goodness that didn’t happen!”

In Cornes’ final three seasons with the club from 2012 to 2014, the Power shared Showdown honours with the Crows three wins apiece.