Sousa has claimed Saponara is carrying a serious ankle injury.
"I was really upset by that. Sousa was not fair to me and he lied, because I do not have a chronic condition. It has been resolved now," said the midfielder.
“Now it's my job to get back into the team and convince Stefano Pioli I should start. I almost always played behind the striker in my career, but I can be versatile and take on any position in midfield or attack."
On his €9m fee from Chievo, Saponara added: “I think they underpaid…"