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RB Leipzig head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl says Naby Keita and Emil Forsberg "feel great" at the Bundesliga club despite continued speculation over their futures.

Leipzig have reportedly issued Liverpool with a hands-off warning over Keita, 22, but the Premier League side continue to be linked with a £70 million bid.

Forsberg, 25, had attracted interest from AC Milan, but Hasenhuttl said the midfield duo are fully focused on their current club after resuming training on Thursday.

"You can see that they feel great here and are looking forward to the new season," Hasenhuttl told kicker. "They know very well what they have here.

"It's a huge compliment for us that we awoke such desires, but it's not the general idea of our path to allow players a transfer following the first available offer. Our goal is to become a big and established club, and what we did this summer is a substantial step towards it."

🎯 Naby #Keita knows how to hit those free kicks! 👏 @RBLeipzig_EN #BLMediaDays

- Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) July 15, 2017

Kicker reported that Keita has a €55m release clause that can be triggered next summer, but Forsberg has no such clause in his deal, which he only signed in February.

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.

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