West Ham ace has been linked with a move to Tottenham.
The prospect of Lanzini crossing the divide between the two rivals clubs seems remote, but it is claimed Spurs are monitoring his situation.
The reports have circulated around Europe - and one report in France took it a little too far.
The headline read 'Tottenham already targeting Alli's replacement', and goes onto suggest their targeting of Lanzini is 'proof a departure is possible'.
Lanzini is a talent who West Ham need to build around if they are to be successful, but he thrives in a position further forward than Alli.
Alli has played better this season in a deeper role, and Lanzini if anything is more competition for Christian Eriksen in the Tottenham XI.
The only similarity between the duo is that they feel they are underpaid. Lanzini earns £35,000 per week according to The Mirror.
Even so, an exit for Alli is a long way off, and Spurs are under no pressure to sell next summer.
Lanzini's situation and Alli's are not connected, although West Ham and Tottenham should treat enquiries regarding their stars in the same way, by snubbing them.