Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is doubtful for Monday night's FIFA the best award staging in London according to Daily Star.
The five-time Champions League winmer scored his third goal for the Old Lady since he joined them this summer and they went ahead to beat Frosinone away from home.
They are one of the few teams in Europe to maintain their win run after five matches, and the 33-year-old will hope to help them keep that status as they host Bologna in the Serie A on Wednesday, September 26.
Ronaldo helped his former team Real Madrid win three UCL titles on a bounce - to bring their tally to 13 in the history of the championship.
Meanwhile, this will be the first time rival Lionel Messi will be missing in the final three shortlist since 2007 with Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah completing the final three.
Modric also played a key role in Los Blancos' Champions League triumph and also went as far as the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Salah on his part set a new Premier League goals record last term and also powered the Reds to their first UCL final in 11 years.
He won the PFA player of the year just a year after arriving at Anfield from AS Roma in the summer of 2017.
"The Best' awards are in their third year in this guise having previously been a joint venture with France Football's Ballon d'Or between 2010 and 2016, and before that the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
Messi and Ronaldo have five ballon d'Or awards each since the first time Ronaldo won the award in 2008.
Daily Star quoting Marca claims Ronaldo has already informed organisers of his absence, having previously indicated he would be at the event.
The awards will be compered by British actor Idris Elba and feature a performance by Noel Gallagher.