Toby Alderweireld would like to make his loan move to Southampton permanent, despite reported interest from the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham. The 26-year-old’s September arrival from Atletico Madrid appeared quite the coup, especially as the season-long loan gave Saints the option to make the move permanent for just £6.8million. Alderweireld’s impressive performances have made that fee look all the more paltry, but parent club Atletico could cancel that buy-out clause by paying Saints £1.5million That, along with growing interest in his services, muddies the water somewhat, but the Belgium international would be keen to stay at St Mary’s. “If I could choose then of course I would like to stay here,” Alderweireld, set to return against Chelsea after nine weeks out with a hamstring complaint, told the BBC. “It’s not up to me. Atletico could decide that they want me back. I have two years left there so it is difficult for me to answer the question. “I’m enjoying the Premier League, I’m enjoying playing for Southampton – I love the club and I love the fans. I am enjoying it here and my mind and focus is on Southampton.” Press Association
In an ongoing effort to make shopping safer during the coronavirus pandemic, Publix has announced another new feature.The Lakeland-based supermarket chain is now offering what it calls “touch-free checkout.”Publix’s app now allows customers to add their payment information and hold up the phone to pay.Check out touch-free. Pay with the Publix app for touch-free checkout and to opt in to e-receipts. We also welcome contactless cards and most mobile pay apps. Want other ideas for your next checkout? Get tips here: https://t.co/EYZHbMhMTT pic.twitter.com/ozO1jeWWnq— Publix (@Publix) April 4, 2020 The app, which is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, also provides an option for e-receipts.Additionally, Publix accommodates contactless cards and most mobile pay apps.In recent weeks, the company has allowed workers to wear gloves and masks, and has installed plexiglas barriers between customers and cashiers.