FA Cup giantkillers Nottingham Forest appoint Karanka as new manager

Scott Dann of Crystal Palace is injured as Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park

Scott Dann of Crystal Palace is injured as Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park

Nottingham Forest have appointed Aitor Karanka as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract, the English Championship club announced on Monday.

"We are very pleased to have reached terms with Aitor Karanka to become the manager of Nottingham Forest", said club chairman Nicholas Randall.

Along with Forest, a number of Premier League clubs are also looking at Musonda.

Musonda has been told he can leave Chelsea on loan this January after the Blues completed the signing of Ross Barkley from Everton.

Barkley joined from Everton for just £15 million and can play either out wide or in a central midfield role.

Forest visit Hull City in the next round of the FA Cup.

Musonda has been involved with the first-team squad under Antonio Conte but has been unable to hold down a regular place. But Forest will unarguably be able to offer more playing time to the youngster, which may work in their favour if they need to get the deal over the line.