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The defender, who has signed a four-year deal, spent the second half of the 2020-2021 season on loan with the Italian club and helped them secure Champions League football for the first time in seven years.

It had been suggested that the game between Chelsea and Villarreal could be switched to Istanbul in compensation for the Champions League final being moved from the Turkish city to Porto due to coronavirus restrictions.

Pep Guardiola’s men advanced to the showpiece event after dumping Paris Saint-Germain out in the semi-finals, while all-time greats Real Madrid were no match for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.

Allgeri left the club in 2019 after a successful spell in which he won five succesive league titles and four Copa Italias, as well as leading the Turin outfit to two Champions League finals.

The Partonepei had to win to guarantee Champions League football but only managed an underwhelming draw against Hellas Verona. Their slip allowed Juventus to leapfrog them into the top four as they thrashed Bologna.

The Toffees are positioned eighth in the table and just three points off sixth, while Man City will now have more than one eye on next week’s Champions League final.