With the rumour mill going into overdrive and Jim White imminently ready to be taken out of carbonite, the end of the January transfer window is of course now imminent.
But while deadline day offers us all a strange and usually absurd means of entertainment, for all the sightings of Andres Iniesta and his agent in a lay-by on the M6, there is a far more deadly and potentially damaging side to the transfer window.
Whether you favour the term panic-buy or dangerous roll of the dice, the concept of the deadline day banana skin is very much alive and well. With several clubs seemingly intent on posturing all the way till the very end of the window, given the urgent needs for several Premier League clubs to seek reinforcements, we could be in for more than a couple of bizarre transfers this week.
We’ve put together a list of the ten most potentially damaging deadline day deals available to clubs, encompassing everything from the journeyman striker to proven international hitmen.