Harry Redknapp has reassured Portsmouth fans Sol Campbell's signing is no more than a formality.
Fears of Pompey losing another high-profile transfer target surfaced again after reports Manchester City had hijacked the deal for the former Arsenal and England defender.
But the 31-year-old, released last month by the Gunners who are believed to have paid up the remaining year on his contract, passed a medical at a London hotel yesterday and started training with Pompey today.
And Redknapp told the Portsmouth News: 'That (the Manchester City connection) is news to me. As far as I'm concerned it is done. I shook hands with Sol last night and we had a deal.
'I wouldn't think Sol would be the type of man to run back from that. I don't see a problem. I'm delighted to get him.'
Manchester City have denied trying to sign Campbell who is likely to make his Pompey debut in a friendly against FC Porto at Fratton Park on Thursday night.
And he could soon be joined at Pompey by City's England goalkeeper David James, a close friend.
James, 36, will be offered a three-year contract if City boss Stuart Pearce lets him go in a £2million deal.
And Redknapp is still chasing former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu who was released by relegated West Brom at the end of last season and could now sign on a free transfer despite an offer from German club Hamburg SV.