Pressure will be on JackettÂ overÂ Chaplin's replacement
The Pompey squad jigsaw still has a few pieces missing.
AndÂ making sure they fit perfectly could well be crucial in completing the League One puzzle.
Conor Chaplin's increasingly-likely exit has madeÂ has made a big impact in this still earlyÂ stage ofÂ pre-season.
But as the dust settles from the transfer news emerging, thoughts are quickly turning to how that affects the hunt for recruits.
Chaplin's role was always likely to be key in KennyÂ JackettÂ bringing in the striker he feels his attacking options need.
Pace is the quality the Pompey boss feels is currently missing from his attacking options. And amid his current attackers -Â OliÂ Hawkins, BrettÂ Pitman, Louis Dennis and Chaplin (withÂ RonanÂ Curtis and Jamal Lowe viewed as wide men) - it's true he doesn't possess a real speedster
Cheltenham's Mo Eisa has one again resurfaced as a favoured option of Jackett's.
The fact Pompey are showing their interest in a player who's had a Â£1.5m price tag slapped on his head and appeared to be on his way to the Championship will excite.
Attacking dynamism and particularly goals up front (25 last season in Eisa's case)Â come at a premium, however.
Which makes the money generated from any Chaplin sale important.
Bristol Rovers and Barnsley are names to be added to Coventry's as suitors for the 21-year-old, with the prospect of a bidding war appealing to Pompey.
It's the Sky Blues who have chased hardest, though, and have aroundÂ Â£1.2m from Marc McNulty's sale to Reading in their coffers.
The Sky Blues will have to invest a significant lump of that fee into taking Chaplin to theÂ RicohÂ Arena. The posturing is now being played out, a scenario we can expect to be repeated in the pursuit of a successor if Chaplin leaves.
Just as Pompey are negotiating with Coventry knowing their pockets are full, aÂ selling club will be aware the Blues have money to spend.
Pompey's own Â£550,000 windfall from a sell-on clause as Adam WebsterÂ moved from Ipswich to Bristol City would've been noted.
And the pressure will be on when it comes to bringing in additions of the right quality. The emotive nature of selling a popular home-grown player will be used as a stick to beatÂ JackettÂ if it goes wrong next term.
But that's the lot of a football manager, and the Pompey bossÂ like the rest of his peers have to back themselves to get it right.