As Sol Campbell walked out after just one game, citing broken promises about signing Benjani and Roberto Carlos, officials came out fighting.
Trembling said: "I've never talked about Benjani to anybody at all. Sven Goran Eriksson, I understand, did talk about Carlos but it never went beyond a conversation.
"I'm surprised by Sol's comments. Sven talks about players we might be looking at - but most are more aligned to League Two. Ade Akinbiyi will join us, subject to a medical. That's the only signing we've got in mind at the moment."