Midfielder joins National League side
Ben Close has joined Eastleigh on loan for the rest of the season.
The 20-year-old midfielder has made four appearances for Pompey this term, most recently skippering the side to an EFL Trophy victory over Bristol Rovers.
He also featured against Yeovil and Reading in the same competition, as well as in the FA Cup defeat to Wycombe.
Eastleigh – managed by ex-Blues midfielder Martin Allen – are currently sitting 13th in the National League table ahead of their next game at Guiseley.