Newly signed Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi is the bookmaker’s favorite to win this year’s Ballon d’Or award.

It will then be reduced to a final roster of three people closer to the event, which will be held on December 5.

Messi saw his chances reduced to 4/6 with Betfair, after winning the Copa America.

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and England winger Raheem Sterling are also in the game at 10/1, while Kevin de Bruyne ends up a little further at 16/1. is a Senegalese news site owned by SD MEDIA SUARL. We strive to bring you the latest news first, and to cover the news from all angles. Our vision is to provide you with seamless coverage of Senegal, Africa and other parts of the world.