Surely they won't? Surely being the great West Ham fans that they claim to be, Sullivan & Gold wouldn't sell our future England captain to Tottenham Bloody Hotspurs? Would they?
At £8m, the price is just about right, and 'Arry is playing hard ball over Corluka just like he played hardball over Robbie Keane when we wanted him as part of the Parker deal, before Tottenham swapped their focus to Van der Vaart instead. You can bet your life that the wheeler deals are revolving around in 'Arry's 'ead and e's thinking, "They wanted £12m for Parker back then, so even if we pay £8m for the Tomkins lad, we're in effect getting him for nothing, given we got Parker for £4m in the end."
"If only they had listened to that Hammersfan geezer and sold Parker before they were relegated...in fact they might not have been relegated then and so we might not now be in a position to poach Tomkins. Funny the way things shake themselves out and the way West Ham always end up being shafted!"
Will 'Arry let us have Corluka on loan in the end, or will we be given Bassong as a poor second best? We all know about centre backs called Song at West Ham! Or is this all paper talk? Allardyce has said we won't sell Tomkins...unless the price is right of course!
Hang on, I can hear Scotty Duxbury saying something about the days of us doing business with Tottenham being over. Apart from when we have a player Tottenham want to buy of course!
So, can we organise a revolt if Tomkins is sold? Should we launch a Twitter campaign telling Gold that season tickets will not be renewed if this deal is done? Would he take a blind bit of notice? I doubt it, but we could try!