Portsmouth have completed their third signing of the January transfer window with the arrival of Lucien Aubey on a temporary deal from Lens until the end of the season.
Aubey, who can play anywhere along the left side of the pitch, was also reportedly a target for Birmingham City but has opted to join fellow Frenchmen Lassana Diarra at Fratton Park.
The arrival of the 23 year old has also seen the temporary departure of Djimi Traore. The ex-Liverpool defender has signed for French club Rennes until the end of the season, with the option of a permanent deal in the summer.
Pompey boss Harry Redknapp told the club's official website: "He's big, strong and quick. I watched him several times.
"He can play left-back, down the left-side and centre-half. I thought he would be an interesting loan."