Bolton chairman Phil Gartside is said to have criticised Tottenham but Pleat cannot understand his rationale.
"Both Bolton manager Sam Allardyce and Phil Gartside have spoken directly to this club. That’s been done without the involvement of agents so there are no grey areas," said David Pleat.
"Any suggestions that this club has not acted properly are untrue and unsporting."
Spurs Director of Football David Pleat has refuted newspaper reports claiming that the club has behaved wrongly in an approach for Bolton striker Michael Ricketts.