A letter has been sent out by the Premier League’s governing body to all 20 clubs warning them to take extra care concerning their security checks.
The warning has been issued in the wake of the Berlin Christmas market terror attack that left 12 people dead and 56 injured.
And it comes as Manchester United step up their security measures to include searching vehicles for bombs when coming in and out of Old Trafford.
It could be worrying news for visiting clubs this weekend as The FA Cup throws up a host of glamorous ties for lower league teams.
Reading travel to Manchester United, Wolves travel to Stoke City and Burton Albion travel to Watford.
“Premier League clubs take safety and security very seriously and have a range of policies and provisions in place”
A Premier League spokesman said: “Following the tragic events in Berlin, the Premier League shared with clubs relevant up-to-date information and guidance provided by statutory authorities.
“Premier League clubs take safety and security very seriously and have a range of policies and provisions in place.
“They routinely work closely with the police, and with their local safety advisory group.”
Football has been at the centre of terrorist atrocities recently.
In December, a devastating bomb attack outside Besiktas’ Vodafone Arena left 44 people dead.
And in 2015, three suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stade de France during the Paris terrorist attacks while France hosted Germany in an international friendly.
While in May, Manchester United’s match against Bournemouth was postponed after a bomb threat – although it emerged later that this was down to security administration errors.
The UK is on a “severe” level of terrorist threat, meaning that an attack is “highly likely”.
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