"There's not a lot of money filtering down from the Premier League, which makes it very hard, but I'm not one of those managers living in Cloud Cuckoo Land in terms of what I'm trying to achieve," Freedman told the Bolton News.
"I don't throw names out there and then not come through. That isn't the way I go about my business. Paul Ince has never spoken to me. I find it very it very disrespectful that he would speak about my players. He has never made me an offer so he doesn't know, or he shouldn't know what they are earning.
"I don't know whether it's a manager being a little bit far-fetched. If he wants one of my players he can call me up."
Bolton will travel to Lancashire rivals Burnley on the opening day of the Championship season.