Injuries, failure to qualify and omissions mean that some of the best players will miss this summer's tournament.
Neilton is out of contract in May and Tottenham were recently linked with scouting him. But Santos have a means to keep hold of him.
He arrived at Tottenham Hotspur in February 2012 and went on to play for Brazil whilst at Tottenham. But he never played for them, and is heading home..
Diego has not signed a deal to become a Santos player in 2014.
Leandro Damiao looks set to join Santos in January after a deal was struck between Internacional and a third party.
Despite advances from Premier League sides Arsenal and Southampton, Wolfsburg playmaker Diego looks set to return to Brazil with former side Santos.
Leandro Damiao is a a long-term target for Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham Hotspur. But he is linked with a confusing transfer this morning.
Could Santos' young forward Neilton provide a solution?
Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea are all reportedly monitoring Victor Andrade, who wants to leave Santos for Europe this summer.
After selling Neymar could Santos bring former Manchester City player Robinho and his former partner in crime Diego back to Brazil?