Transfer deals could be thrown into disarray on deadline day – as the UK prepares for a nationwide outbreak of SNOW.
The Met Office has forecast for a heavy downfall across the UK later today, which could plunge several transfers into uncertainty.
Many deals are often left to the last minute, with players and agents rushing up and down the country to pass medicals and sign on the dotted line in time.
Aston Villa could be one of the main clubs affected, with Birmingham set to be hit with 13 hours of snow – adding pressure on Villa to get their business done early.
London is also due to be hit by the adverse weather, with 10 hours of snowfall expected across the nations capital, which could scupper any late plans Arsenal have.
It also means bad news for the weekends football action, with possible postponements likely as the snow continues overnight and into Friday afternoon.
Preston’s clash with play-off hopefuls Derby could be the first affected, as they are scheduled for a 7:45pm kick off on Friday evening.
Another match that could be hit is Tottenham’s lunchtime kick off on Saturday, as opponents Newcastle facing potential travel disruption for their trip to London.
Cardiff’s fixture against Bournemouth could also be in danger, with snowfall in Wales not expected to start until 4pm, and on the south coast until 8pm.
The Bluebirds are also rumoured to be interested in Southampton’s Charlie Austin, but the weather conditions could prove troublesome, given Austin’s track record with injuries making a medical a necessity.
The arctic blast is expected to see 10cm of snow come down over a period of just six to nine hours.
Yellow warnings for snow and ice are now in place until Friday night, affecting most of the country and threatening further travel chaos and school closures.