Pompey are expecting to seal a deal for Andre Green within the next 24 hours.
The Aston Villa winger will join on a season-long loan and go straight into Kenny Jackett’s squad for Saturday’s visit of Plymouth.
The highly-regarded 20-year-old can operate on the wing or a more central role as a number 10.
And those attacking talents have persuaded Jackett to swoop for him ahead of Friday’s 5pm loan deadline.
Green has made four appearances for Villa in the Championship this season. However, following Steve Bruce’s recent recruitment of two loan wingers, the youngster has been made available.
It remains to be seen whether his anticipated arrival will subsequently enable Conor Chaplin to finally complete his loan switch to Coventry.