Richmond insists midfielder/forward Jack Higgins is yet to request a trade, with the Tigers maintaining plans to keep him at the club in 2021.

Higgins holds a contract with the Tigers for next season but has been linked with a move from Punt Road after being limited to 10 games this year.

St Kilda confirmed its interest in Higgins on Thursday, but conceded talks around the 21-year-old were at preliminary stages.

"No, he hasn't (requested a trade)," Richmond General Manager- Football Talent Blair Hartley told ABC's Corbin and Ben on Thursday.

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"We're just so incredibly proud of our playing group" -Hartley

General Manager of Football Talent, Blair Hartley, speaks to ABC Grandstand about recruitment, list sizes and the 2020 season.

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"There's been some interest in Jack from other clubs, which is understandable given he was out of our side in the back half of our year. We understand these things are going to pop up at this time of the year.

"At the moment Jack's contracted and he's really important to us going forward, so we'll just consider that as it is right now."

Hartley also confirmed triple premiership defender Bachar Houli would remain with the Tigers on a one-year deal despite interest from Essendon.

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Bachar Houli addresses the media following the semi final win over St Kilda.

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He added that Richmond "explored all options" around Jesse Hogan after the forward's management approached Richmond over a potential move.

However, Hogan will continue his career at Greater Western Sydney after he was exchanged for pick 54 on Wednesday.