Heart of Midlothian are confident Beni Baningime and Craig Gordon will extend their stay at Tynecastle Park.

The midfielder and goalkeeper have entered the final six months of their deals. Hearts are in discussions with Gordon, while Baningime was has been offered a new contract. 

In the past few months, the club have confirmed new deals for first-team stars Aidan Denholm, Liam Boyce, Alan Forrest and Craig Halkett. While highly-rated youngsters Liam McFarlane, Harry Stone and Ethan Drysdale have also penned extensions.

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"We are having discussions with Craig," Hearts chief executive Andrew McKinlay said. "I don't think that one will be too difficult to get sorted out. Beni Baningime, we don't think we are far away from having that across the line as well.

"Hopefully, we can get them sorted out fairly soon."

Hearts offered Baningime an extension last year following his return to the first-team after missing the entirety of last season. McKinlay revealed that the 25-year-old is not someone to rush into a decision.

"Beni is a great guy around the place," he said. "He is a very thoughtful individual so he was never going to be someone who would just say 'that's fine'. He wants to think about it, he wants to think about all his options, takes a lot of advice from his agent but also his family. He's very family-orientated so that's absolutely fine but I am confident now we will get that sorted fairly soon."

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Baningime has started 15 of the last 17 matches. His run in the team has coincided with the team's upturn in form, with 11 wins from the last 14 in the league.

Speaking to Hearts Standard earlier this season, Naismith outlined his thoughts on Baningime, stating he wants the former Everton youngster to be a "big part of this club".

"His quality is good, his personality is infectious but he is someone who will have aspirations," he said. "He’s played in the Premier League, he knows what it is like. For him to think ‘Hearts is my limit’, I would be disappointed with that. I think he would lack hunger. 

"With all the players when I talk about honesty, I will give them my honest opinion of how I see them here but where they can go. For players, especially when you have been injured, it can be easy [to think] ‘that move is on the table’, I’ll just go there'. I've seen it myself with players, they make that move and six months later they are going ‘I wish I hadn’t done that’."