Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton addressed the transfer rumours surrounding Dan Happe after the club's 5-0 success over Harlow Town in a pre-season friendly.

Multiple outlets, including The Sun and Leicestershire Live, have reported in the last few days that the O's rejected a bid of £300,000 for the young defender, who is reportedly also a target for Leicester City, Norwich City and Leeds United.

While Embleton was happy that there is interest surrounding the player, taking the stance that it shows the talent of the youth set-up at the club he was keen to stress that Happe is very much focussed on his job at Orient.

After the Harlow match, he said: "He's a very good player and it would be naive of me to stand here and try and put anybody off saying he's not. You've only got to watch him to see what he's capable of.

"I personally think that for Dan's development, being here for at least another season is really going to kick him on to make that big stride when that time comes, so I think that's certainly something that we think is right for Dan.

"Ultimately, beyond all of that, the one thing that has to happen if any player is going to go anywhere is the bid and what people are willing to pay and what we're willing to accept has to be right. That'll be something we have to cross if it does arrive but right now he's one of our players, I thought he went about his business today like he has done since he returned and he looked the ever-accomplished player that we all know Dan is."