Portsmouth have signed Fulham midfielder Papa Bouba Diop on a three-year deal.
Pompey boss Harry Redknapp has been tracking the imposing midfielder for much of the summer and has finally landed his man.
The on-off saga of Gary O'Neil's switch to Middlesbrough delayed the deal for much of transfer deadline day.
But once O'Neil had agreed his move to The Riverside, the way was open for Portsmouth to land their man.
The Senegal international made 70 Premier League appearances for The Cottagers after joining from French side Lens in 2004.
With the Diop deal agreed, Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez will try to conclude the signing of Tottenham's Danny Murphy.
It is understood the former Liverpool star has been at Craven Cottage for talks with a view to a switch across London.