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Joao Felix transfer: Benfica considering £112.9m offer from Atletico Madrid for Man United and Man City target

Joao Felix transfer: Benfica considering £112.9m offer from Atletico Madrid for Man United and Man City target

Sports
snubbed? The Premier League clubs look set to miss out on the highly-rated Portuguese international Benfica have confirmed they are considering a £112.9million bid from Atletico Madrid for Joao Felix. The Portuguese forward is being chased by several top clubs across Europe, including Manchester United and City, but Atletico look set to win the race for his signature. getty Felix has been compared to AC Milan and Brazil legend Kaka Atleti’s offer is actually above the 19-year-old’s £107.5million release clause, though they made an increased bid as they’re keen on paying the fee in instalments rather than as a lump sum. “Atletico Madrid submitted a proposal for the acquisition of [Felix] for a total amount of 126,000,000 euros which

Investment offer to take Cornwall and Virgin into orbit

Science
The UK government and Cornwall Council are prepared to invest up to £20m into Newquay airport (Spaceport Cornwall) to make it a base for Virgin Orbit.Orbit is the satellite launch system currently being developed in the US by Sir Richard Branson.This system intends to despatch rockets to space from under the wing of a converted Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet.The investment offer is dependent on Spaceport Cornwall and Virgin Orbit putting together the business case.If everything comes together, however, it could see the jet, called Cosmic Girl, operating out of Newquay in the early 2020s."We're eager to fly from lots of places, to have hubs and gateways to key orbits," explained Will Pomerantz, vice president for special projects at th
Bovis swoops with offer for rival Galliford Try

Bovis swoops with offer for rival Galliford Try

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Two of the UK's biggest housebuilders have kicked off secret talks about ‎a tie-up just two years after a previous set of merger discussions broke down.Sky News has learnt that Bovis Homes Group has approached Galliford Try in the last few weeks about a combination of a large chunk of their operations. If consummated, a ‎deal would represent a fresh catalyst for consolidation in Britain's housebuilding sector.Bovis has a market value of just over £1.3bn, while Galliford Try, which owns the Linden Homes housebuilding brand, is worth roughly £550m.Both are among the ten largest housebuilders in the UK. Advertisement City sources said this wee