MILLWALL'S hopes of re-signing Tottenham forward Harry Kane have been scuppered by a rival loan offer from Leicester City.
Kane has joined the Foxes until the end of the season despite being offered the chance to return to The Den, where he scored seven goals in 19 Championship appearances last season.
Lions boss Kenny Jackett told NewsAtDen. "We have tried to get Harry again but he has chosen to go to Leicester. Apparently they have said to him that he will play up front with Chris Wood.
"He's chosen that option but he had the option to come to Millwall as well. Obviously it is his choice and we wish him all the best."
Spurs rarely send their talented youngsters to the same loan club twice but Jackett believes there were more important factors behind Kane's move to the King Power Stadium.
"That has been mentioned," he admitted. "But bigger crowds and bigger attendances come into it, as well. Playing in front of 25,000 fans instead of 10,000 is a consideration for Spurs.
"In the end, it looks like he is set to go and we are disappointed because we have tried to get him."
Despite missing out on Kane, Jackett says he is in no rush to bolster his squad with another signing and says fans must give Arsenal loanee Benik Afobe time to find his feet.
Jackett said: "Benik is still quite new and it is tough when the cup comes and there is a break in team selection. I think that can stop a player's rhythm.
"If you look at other loan signings, we have had successful ones like Kane and Wood, but they were not necessarily fantastic in their first game of their first month at the club.
"It takes time to get into it. It very much depends on how these guys bed into things and how they look as to whether we feel we need to address the playing squad before the deadline in March."