The East London Guardian Series understands president Francesco Becchetti is looking to sell Leyton Orient.

Becchetti has not been at Brisbane Road since the 2-1 loss to Blackpool on November 19 where the LOFT also staged a fan protest. 

It has also been revealed funds are unavailable to strengthen the squad at this time which means boss Andy Edwards may not be able to make the signings he needs in the January transfer window.

This could leave the O's faithful worrying over whether midfielder Michael Collins, who has been a great addition to their starting XI, will be given a contract extension with his current deal ending in three weeks.

When asked after yesterday's 3-1 loss to Barnet about how fans should react to the situation Orient are currently in and about not getting the financial backing he needs, the O's boss said: "I'd say what they should and shouldn't read into it.

"I think we have to, all of us connected to the club at the moment, have to accept that we have to work with this group.

"As staff and as supporters, we need to try and see this season through and make sure we are still in this division.

"The last two games have proved how tough this is going to be.

"We have got to keep going in this current situation and hope we stay up.

"I believe we can stay up, we have some tough fixtures.

"Sometimes it seems to fall we come up against teams in form. I spoke to Shaun Derry last week from Cambridge United and that happened to them in their first eight games, he was telling me.

"And we seem to be keep hitting teams in form and that maybe sounds like an excuse to an extent.

"But it is vital, with the tough game away next week, then we have a little cluster of games with teams around us.

"We need to make sure we are stronger and we get the results."

There have been rumours people are interested in buying the E10 club but there have been no suggestions a bid has been made.

Leyton Orient have been approached for comment.