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Aussie whizkid Panos Armenakas rejects Chelsea, Man Utd to join Udinese

Aussie whizkid Panos Armenakas has rejected the Premier League's biggest clubs to sign for Udinese.

The Daily Mail says Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have been beaten to the signature of Watford wonder-kid Armenakas.

The 16-year-old, who grew up in Australia, joined Watford's academy in 2012. The Hornets hoped he would stay with them in their youth set-up and named him as a first-year scholar in April.

But Armenakas has agreed a three-year professional contract at Udinese, who are owned by the Pozzo family also in charge of Watford. The left-footed attacking midfielder - who has a Greek-Australian father and American mother - is currently choosing to play for the Greek Under 17s, but it is understood he is also interested in representing Australia.

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