English Premier League teams have been labelled "pirates" by the presidents of Reggina and Palermo.
They have been accused of signing top young players from foreign sides before they have signed professional contracts.
Trevor Brooking (above), the FA's development director, thinks the solution is for us to produce more technically adept young English footballers.
Do you think the two Italian sides have grounds for what they say? Do you feel sympathy for them?
And will it be better if Fifa gets its wish and requires clubs to have quotas of homegrown players?