Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson has responded to Sam Baldock's claim that his move from MK Dons fell through because Posh "didn't excite" him.
A deal to take the 22-year-old to London Road broke down on Wednesday.
"As soon as I got there it confirmed my suspicions that it wasn't right for me," Baldock told his club's website.
But Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "When he is saying things like that, I don't understand what that is meant to mean."
Posh's third offer this summer for the forward was accepted on Wednesday afternoon, but fell through two hours later.
Peterborough said they pulled out of the deal, but the Dons insisted Baldock rejected the move.
"I've known about the offers for quite a while so I've had a lot of time to think about it," said Baldock.
"I thought I owed Peterborough the time to go there and have a look around the place and speak to them.
"The best piece of advice I have been given is that to move somewhere on a four-year deal it has to excite you, and it just didn't do that for me."
Ferguson responded, saying: "I think I've got no choice but to defend the football club.
"It was apparent to me that I wasn't going to sign the lad after a very short period of time.
"There was no enthusiasm to come and sign for Peterborough.
"He goes back to Milton Keynes now and it wouldn't surprise me if he gets a new contract."
Baldock, a Dons academy product, notched 14 goals in 34 games last season, taking his Dons tally to 37 in 118 appearances, and still has two years to run on his contract at the club.
At the same time as accepting the Baldock offer, the Dons rejected a second approach from Posh for 22-year-old Gleeson.
And Ferguson has confirmed he will be ending his interest in the Republic of Ireland international.