Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain; Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski; and Chelsea's N'Golo Kante have been named among the leading contenders to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or.
According to Sun UK, the above-named contenders are all trailing Lionel Messi of Barcelona, who is the odds-on favourite.
Relying on Betfare odds, The Sun reports that Lewandowski, Messi and Kante are the leading contenders for the Ballon d'Or
Messi is available at 4/11 to secure a record-breaking seventh award when the trophy is dished out in December after scoring 33 goals and providing 13 assists in all competitions for Barcelona last season.
The 34-year-old also helped Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final netting four goals and providing five assists.
In the list of major contenders for the most prestigious individual award include:
Kevin De Bruyne