Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will leave his squad one place short when the summer market shuts next week.

Marca says Mourinho will keep a place free for Neymar's arrival from Santos in January.

In China, Mourinho hinted: "My squad is short ... but this is by choice."

Real plan to welcome Neymar in midseason after Santos play in the Club World Cup. Despite rival interest from Chelsea and Barcelona, Neymar's camp this week made it clear the preference was for him to sign for Real.

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