Frosinone have officially taken legal action against publications that alleged the club had participated in match-fixing.
Spanish newspaper El Pais reported Frosinone’s Serie A match against Cagliari on April 20 - which the Sardinians won 1-0 - was rigged as part of the Operation Oikos investigation.
Marca and AS also leaked wiretaps of conversations mentioning Frosinone and Lazio striker Ciro Immobile, as well as a Canarini delegate - thought to be team manager Manuel Milana.
“Frosinone Calcio announce that team manager Manuel Milana has taken, through his lawyer Nicola Ottaviani, legal action against print media and online publications which have published false allegations - received from the Spanish Press with reference to the investigation named ‘Operacion Oikos’ and subsequently reported by some Italian websites and newspapers - that damage the integrity and honour of our team manager,” read a club statement.
“The publication of such defamatory news, in fact, constitutes genuine libel, even if it comes from the Press of different country.”
Frosinone will play in Serie B next season following their relegation from the top tier.