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Gareth Bale: Tottenham in talks to sign Welshman and closing in on Sergio Reguilon

Gareth Bale: Tottenham in talks to sign Welshman and closing in on Sergio Reguilon

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Tottenham Hotspur are in talks to re-sign Wales forward Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, and are closing in on a deal for his team-mate Sergio Reguilon.Bale, 31, left Spurs to join Real for a then world record £85m in 2013 and has since scored more than 100 goals and won four Champions League titles."Gareth still loves Spurs," his agent Jonathan Barnett told BBC Sport Wales. "It's where he wants to be."Both Bale and left-back Reguilon had been linked with Manchester United.Spain international Reguilon, 23, came through the youth set-up at Real and made his first-team debut in October 2018.United spoke to Real about him but were put off by the Spanish giants' insistence on a buyback clause.That has allowed Tottenham to step in, and the expectation is he will now join Jose Mourinho's squad.Wher
Chelsea ‘closing in’ on deal to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester after ‘breakthrough’ in talks

Chelsea ‘closing in’ on deal to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester after ‘breakthrough’ in talks

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Chelsea are reportedly making real progress on a deal to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City. The England international, 23, has been a long-term target for Frank Lampard as he looks to bolster his troubled defence ahead of the new season. AFP or licensors Chilwell could be the solution to Chelsea’s problems at left-back According to the Times, the Blues are now ‘closing in’ on the transfer after making a ‘breakthrough’ in negotiations over a potential fee. It’s understood that Leicester originally wanted £80million for Chilwell. The Foxes sold Harry Maguire to Manchester United for that price last summer and King Power chiefs were said to value Chilwell equally. Chelsea were reluctant to spend that amount on the left-back. Getty Im
Closing coal plants saves lives, boosts crop yields

Closing coal plants saves lives, boosts crop yields

Science
Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Over the last two decades, dozens of coal plants in the United States have shuttered. The earliest victims were mostly the smallest, oldest plants, but more recently, even some of the country's largest coal plants have closed their doors. New research suggests the reductions in coal pollution are not only helping save American lives, but also boosting crop yields. According to a new study, as coal plants closed -- many of them, replaced by natural gas plants -- local pollution levels have dropped. In addition to emitting CO2, coal plants also produce more particulate matter and ozone, two main components of smog, one of the most common forms of air pollution. Studies have linked smog with a variety of human ailments, including lung disease, heart disease, stroke and cance...
Cristiano Ronaldo now has 98 GOALS for Portugal after latest hat-trick and is closing in on all-time international record

Cristiano Ronaldo now has 98 GOALS for Portugal after latest hat-trick and is closing in on all-time international record

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Cristiano Ronaldo is not done yet. While the 34-year-old has been substituted in his last two Juventus games having not quite been at his best for the Serie A side, on the international stage he continues to be unstoppable. AFP Ronaldo is still performing at an increbible level for his country On Thursday night, Ronaldo hit a hat-trick in a 6-0 win over Lithuania to put his country on the verge of a place at the Euro 2020 finals. The treble was the 55th of Ronaldo’s incredible career and his ninth at international level. He has netted 13 times in his past seven caps alone, and his remarkable tally for Portugal now stands at 98 goals in 163 appearances. With no signs of Ronaldo letting up, it seems a certainty that he will become the highest goalscore
The M&S stores closing their doors for the final time

The M&S stores closing their doors for the final time

Business
Seven more Marks & Spencer stores will close for the last time on Saturday, ending some long associations with town centres across England and Wales.The firm has now closed 47 shops out of the 100 it plans to shut by 2022.Like other retailers, M&S is having to adapt to customers' new habits.But losing that most stalwart of High Street brands can leave loyal shoppers feeling at a loss, and not just over where to go for cardigans and underwear.One of the stores closing is in Bedford. Marks & Spencers' first presence in Bedford was a penny bazaar market stall which opened in 1906. By 1909 it had a store in the High Street arcade and it moved to its present home ...