Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez insists that Dirk Kuyt and Yossi Benayoun will not be sold this summer.
Dutch forward Kuyt, 28, is a target for German club Hamburg while Roma ahve expressed an interest in signing Israeli midfielder Benayoun, also 28.
“Neither of them will be leaving,” confirmed Benitez.
“I have no more news about Yossi – he will be staying. [And] I am really pleased with Kuyt. He will be staying.”
It had been suggested that the Benitez would let both go in order to finance a deal for Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry.
But Benitez has made it clear Kuyt and Benayoun remain part of his plans.
“I have talked to Yossi and told him I want to keep him. He is a player with quality and has shown that during pre-season,” he said.
“I also talked with Dirk Kuyt this morning. I am really pleased with him.”