The club was hoping for a substantial discount on its 19-point penalty handed out by the Federal Court in July, but was only granted a four-point reduction by the CONI Court of Arbitration last week, fuelling speculation that the Viola would appeal to the TAR civil court.
“We will not go to TAR,” stated Della Valle in a press conference on Friday. “This was not an easy decision for us, we thought about it carefully as you all know very well.
“We are convinced that the treatment reserved to us was not fair, but we have decided that we will appeal to the TAR only as individual officials, not as a club.
“We are considering the alternative of presenting our appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, it is an option and we will discuss it with our lawyers,” concluded Della Valle.
Fiorentina had reaffirmed their complete innocence, having “never committed any sporting fraud” and they reacted furiously to CONI’s decisions last week.
CONI reduced the penalties of Juventus and Lazio, handing back eight points to both, whereas Milan’s appeal failed, leaving the Rossoneri with an eight-point handicap.