Vertonghen a shock target for Bayer Leverkusen after being snubbed by Pochettino

first_imgChristian Eriksen will only quit Tottenham for Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus… with last-gasp £60m bid expected TOTTENHAM centre-back Jan Vertonghen is being linked with a shock, deadline switch to Bayer Leverkusen.The Belgium star is reportedly keen on joining the Bundesliga side after losing his starting place at Spurs this term.1 Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen is said to be enthusiastic about the chance to join Bundesliga side LeverkusenCredit: Getty – ContributorGerman sports website Kicker say Leverkusen are eyeing a move for the 32-year-old before the European transfer window shuts on Monday.Leverkusen have won both their league games so far this  season and Kicker suggest a proven left-footed defender like Vertonghen would suit their tactics.Former Ajax ace Vertonghen has just one year left of his contract.But Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino would surely be wary of offloading such an experienced player without being able to replace him untl the January window.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMeanwhile, Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly nearing a move to Brugge.Het Nieuwsblad suggest a deal is already in place for the Kenya skipper, 28, to join the Belgian giants.Ex-Spurs striker Fernando Llorente is also thought to be close to finding a new club.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe 34-year-old, capped 24 times by Spain, has been linked with Inter Milan after Pochettino released him in the summer.Pochettino’s main concern, though, will be revitalising his team’s form after just three points from their first four matches.Sunday’s 1-0 home loss against Newcastle showed up a lack of creativity and also opened Pochettino up for criticism for only using Real Madrid target Christian Eriksen as a half-hour substitute.last_img read more

Counts on oil trains dribble out

first_imgAbout 10,600 rail cars of crude oil entered Clark County through the Columbia River Gorge from July 2012 through June 2013, according to a BNSF Railway spreadsheet.About 7.2 million barrels of crude oil traveled by rail through Clark County in the year between July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, according to information newly released to The Columbian by Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency.Much more crude is likely to be headed our way, with or without state approval of an oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver. After all, the county is located on a key rail line to at least 10 Washington and Oregon communities where new oil facilities are planned, proposed, under construction or already operating.Until now, the public has been in the dark about how much crude is actually on the rails.The state Department of Ecology’s best estimate is that nearly 17 million barrels of oil were hauled across the state by rail in 2013. That’s up roughly 40 percent in one year. Before 2012, virtually all of the state’s oil arrived by way of pipeline or marine vessel.Fred Millar, a Virginia-based independent consultant to city governments on chemical safety and railroad transportation, believes the public must understand the risks it faces from the movement of crude and other hazardous materials if it’s going to make informed decisions about how to prepare and respond. “How are you going to have adequate emergency response plans in your town if the public has no idea how risky it is?” he said. “We have to operate on risk information. We have to tell people what the risks are.”last_img read more