Hoffenheim are confident keeping hold of their coveted young duo Kevin Volland and Robert Firmino.

Fullback Volland and attacking midfielder Firmino have attracted enquiries from Liverpool this summer, where managing director Ian Ayre is understood to have registered their interest during a recent trip to Germany.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is also a big admirer of Firmino.

However, Hoffenheim chief Alexander Rosen insisted: "We are not in a weak position.

"Both want to stay and will play next season with us."

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