Talks are ‘progressing well’ with striker Macauley Bonne about extending his contract at Leyton Orient according to head coach Justin Edinburgh.

Martin Ling confirmed to the Guardian Series in May that the O’s had held conversations with last season’s top scorer about extending his existing deal at the Breyer Group Stadium.

Bonne’s contract is due to expire next summer after the 22-year-old striker penned a two-year deal with Orient last July after arriving from League 2 side Colchester United.

The Zimbabwe international proved himself to be one of the most feared strikers in the National League last season, scoring 25 goals in all competitions.

That form saw him comfortably finish as Orient’s top goal-scorer and his excellent form over the course of the campaign saw him named as the club’s Player-of-the-Year at the end of season awards.

The striker has been linked with potential moves to Shrewsbury Town, Portsmouth, Burton Albion and Dundee this summer, but head coach Edinburgh hopes that there will be positive news to bring on the 22-year-old in the coming weeks.

Edinburgh said: “There’s been meetings with Macauley and his representatives. As far as I believe, talks are progressing well. I believe and hope that there will be good news to report on that soon.”

The O’s have brought in two new faces this summer with midfielder Dale Gorman arriving on a two-year deal following his release from Stevenage and he has been joined by striker James Alabi, who moved to the O’s from Tranmere Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

Meanwhile, Jake Caprice has departed for Tranmere after falling out of favour under Edinburgh towards the end of the campaign, while Christian Scales and Romuald Boco have both left after their contracts were terminated by mutual consent.

As such, Orient are in a position where they have completed most of their business, although the O’s head coach conceded that he may look to bring in another striker with Matt Harrold set to miss the opening months of the season through injury.

Asked about whether there will be any more new signings this summer, Edinburgh said: “Maybe one more. We’ll assess as we go along. We are still without Matt Harrold who is still recovering from his injury from the latter part of last season so we’re still maybe a striker light.

“But I think the early part of pre-season will allow me to assess that and see if we need someone to come in there until Matt becomes available, because that won’t be until the latter part of September. So, we’re one light there still.”