Chelsea news: Christian Pulisic update, David Alaba message, £20m bid for Gabriel Barbosa eyed

Chelsea are safely through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after a comfortable win over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.

Goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley sealed progress for Frank Lampard’s side, and they will be in the hat for the next round.

Elsewhere, off the pitch, the transfer window is open and Chelsea have been linked with a host of players including Ben Chilwell, Wilfried Zaha, David Alaba and Timo Werner.

Will the Blues open their chequebook and complete any deals this month?

Here is all the latest news from the last 24 hours:

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Christian Pulisic injury update

Christian Pulisic missed Chelsea’s routine 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round because of an unspecified injury sustained in training on Saturday.

Frank Lampard confirmed the issue to the club’s in-house TV channel but did not specify what the injury was or the severity.

The American had started the New Year’s Day draw against Brighton and Hove Albion having missed the win away to Arsenal because of a minor hamstring complaint that Lampard said was more like a cramp than a proper injury.

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Frank Lampard press conference transcript

Here is everything Frank Lampard said after the Nottingham Forest win on Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Ross Barkley, Olivier Giroud’s future and more.

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Player ratings

Plenty of Chelsea players performed well against the Championship side – here is how we rated every single star on Sunday.

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David Alaba latest

Bayern Munich star David Alaba has admitted that he could see himself playing in a different league.

The 27-year-old has been in the German Bundesliga since he joined Bayern Munich in 2009 and he could be ready to test himself somewhere else.

The left-back position is one area that Chelsea could focus on this month and Alaba has emerged as a transfer target.

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Gabriel Barbosa interest

According to reports, Chelsea…