There are indications that Lionel Messi may win a record sixth Ballon d’Or award next week.
Reports say the Argentine has been told of this achievement and a team from France Football magazine has travelled to Barcelona to inform the player.
Messi is on a three-man shortlist for this year’s award alongside rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
Messi won his 10th La Liga title last season scoring 36 goals and provided 13 assists in 36 games
The 2019 Balon D’or ceremony will hold next Monday, with awards for the best Men’s, Women’s and Young player of the year.