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Liverpool transfer target Keita will stay at RB Leipzig 'forever' - Hasenhuttl

Goal.com logo Goal.com 10-05-2017

RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has warned potential suitors off midfielder Naby Keita, claiming he sees the Liverpool target at the club "forever".

Keita joined Leipzig from RB Salzburg in June and helped the newly promoted club to Champions League qualification with a string of impressive performance at right wing and in the centre of midfield.

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The Guinea international's form has seen him linked with a number of large European clubs, with Liverpool regularly linked with a move for the 22-year-old. However, Leipzig manager Hasenhuttl does not see his key player leaving anytime soon.

"We are a growing club," Hasenhuttl told SportBuzzer. "Naby sees how much the team wants to improve, and when I watch him celebrate, I see a player who will stay with us forever.

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"He feels good here and knows we love him, and it would not be easy for him to leave our squad."

Keita's strong season has seen him nominated for the Bundesliga Team of the Season and has resulted in a £25 million price tag being bandied around when stories of a move to Liverpool, Chelsea or even Real Madrid and Barcelona have emerged.

He is currently contracted at Leipzig until 2020, but if a move away does not materialise, is likely to agree on a new deal following the club's European qualification.

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