One in, One out at Pompey

Portsmouth have today sold Matty Taylor to Bolton and have bought Lassana Diarra from Arsenal.

Portsmouth splashed out a fee of around £5.5 million on Diarra who comes to Fratton Park after only spending six months at Arsenal. Portsmouth saw off competition from several sides including Newcastle, Blackburn, Tottenham and Everton for Diarra's signature.

Pompey sold midfielder Matty Taylor to Bolton for a fee believed to be in the region of £4.5 million. The 26-year old had only started four league games under Harry Redknapp this season after impressing over the previous two years.

It is no surprise to see Taylor leave because you can't have a player of his quality sitting on the bench every week. Taylor is a good acquisition by Gary Megson and I feel will be a big hit at the Reebok.

I feel the signing of Diarra by Redknapp is superb. Diarra has shown his class whilst starring in Arsenal's Carling Cup run this season and I think he wasn't given a fair chance at the Gunners although you can't blame Wenger who already has Flamini and Fabregas playing terrifically well this campaign.