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Arsenal are battling Chelsea and Tottenham for the signature of 11-year-old midfielder Charlie Patino of Luton TownGetty

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are reportedly tracking Luton Town's 11-year-old Charlie Patino with a view to taking him to their academy for further development.

According to the Daily Mail, the London clubs have made their offer to the club and the parents of the young midfielder and are awaiting their decision.

Patino, who has been touted as a future star, has visited the training ground of all the three clubs, but his parents are yet to make a decision and will decide at the end of the season. The youngster's dad Julio has admitted that they are only looking at what's best for their son.

"We just want what's best for Charlie, to give him the best chance of being a professional footballer if that is what he wants to do," Julio said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

"He is a dedicated boy, he works hard at school, gets good grades and is committed to playing football. He just loves it."

The 11-year-old is currently with Luton Town's academy, the same place where a young Jack Wilshere was spotted by scouts before he moved to Arsenal's Hale End academy at the age of nine.

The interested clubs, who have made their offers to the club and the parents will have to pay a compensation of £10,000 to the parent club, even though there is no guarantee that the player will make the grade at the highest level.

But his father Julio has revealed that his son is more influenced by the Spanish style of football and believes that his favourite team is Barcelona.

"Charlie doesn't watch the Spanish football, he analyses it. His mind is ticking away, watching the player movements and asking why they made certain decisions. He is very intelligent. He would say his favourite team is Barcelona and he has definitely been influenced as a player by the Spanish style of football," he added.

Patino's dad has thanked Luton Town for their help during his six years with the club and believes that his son, even though only 11 years old, understands that this is a big opportunity to begin training at the highest level.

"Charlie is only 11 but he gets it and he knows what is happening to him. He knows that this is a big opportunity to train with a top club, even though there are no guarantees at the end of it."

"Everybody at Luton has been fantastic and it is a very impressive set-up," he added. "They have really looked after Charlie over the years," Julio concluded.