Were we ever seriously in for him? Remember Kane killed the transfer before the end of the window. That tells me that he knew it was a media storm in a tea-cup and wasn't going to happen.I think Kane will hit form at some point this season, but probably not to the extent to justify a huge transfer fee. 100m for a 29 y.o. next summer would be too much.
I think we were quietly optimistic about signing Kane because it didn't make much sense for Spurs to reject a big offer. That is, we didn't expect Levy to show himself as incompetent to such an extent.