Portsmouth have agreed terms with Ivorian star Aruna Dindane and could also be about to sign his fellow countryman Steve Gohouri, skysports.com understands.
Striker Dindane, 28, has been a target for Pompey boss Paul Hart all summer.
Now Pompey have agreed a deal with his club Lens, and the transfer should be finalised shortly.
Dindane is understood to have been offered a two-year deal with an option for a further year.
Central defender Gohouri has long been linked with a move to England, and he could now be set to earn a deal.
He arrived on the South Coast on Sunday and will train with Pompey this week, and will hope to impress Hart enough to earn a deal.
Gohouri is currently a free agent after leaving German side Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of last season.