Dundee have rejected claims they kept Crystal Palace in the dark over their bid to sign Dens Park ace Craig Forsyth.
Eagles boss Dougie Freedman stated Dundee failed to inform them if their first bid for the 23-year-old was successful or not.
However, the Scottish side say they were professional in their dealings with Palace and responded as per usual.
Dundee say a fee was accepted following negotiations, although it is their understanding that Forsyth will not be joining as he failed to agree personal terms.
"We at Dundee have been disappointed to read those comments from Dougie Freedman given that we have been entirely professional throughout our dealings with Crystal Palace," said chief executive Harry MacLean.
"Those quotes attributed to him regarding Dundee are both misleading and untrue.
"We did respond to Crystal Palace's original bid, which we turned down, then after negotiations we accepted a much improved second offer in writing to Crystal Palace chief executive Phil Alexander.
"Further to that, I believe that Crystal Palace were unable to agree personal terms with Craig."