Liverpool star Mohamed Salah would not attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony, scheduled to be held later on Monday at “Théâtre du Châtelet” in Paris, France.
Several media reports said that the iconic Egyptian star would not be in the ceremony, which will be held to announce the winner this accolade prize.
Earlier, a list of Ballon D’Or rankings, which has been leaked on social media revealed that Messi would be awarded the prize, followed by Liverpool Defender Virgil van Dijk (2nd), Mo Salah (3rd), and the five-time Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo (4th).
‘In the image shared on Twitter, Messi tops the voting with 446 points to van Dijk’s 382 in second,” Mirror reported.
If this leaked news proved to be true on Monday, Salah would come ahead of Ronaldo, smashing a new record in his glorious career.
❗There is a 'leaked Ballon d'Or rankings' list leaked by an anonymous source earlier on Twitter today, in which Messi wins the award. pic.twitter.com/Uifzhxa5ov
— Barca Universal (@BarcaUniversal) November 30, 2019
“The voting for the award has already been cast, but it is unclear whether the list is official or not,” the British newspaper concluded.
Last year, Barcelona midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 prestigious award, ending seven years of dominance by Ronaldo and Messi.
Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain ‘weigh up Mohamed Salah offers’
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are both reportedly considering big-money offers for Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
The Egypt international has been a revelation since joining Liverpool from Roma in 2017, finding the back of the net on 80 occasions in 123 appearances in all competitions.
Salah has already contributed nine goals and five assists this season, but there was speculation during the recent transfer window that the 27-year-old was considering his future at Anfield.
Indeed, Real Madrid were heavily linked with a swoop for the former Chelsea winger, who has three Champions League goals to his name this season.
According to reports in Spain, both Bayern and PSG are weighing up bids for the attacker in next summer’s transfer window, although Liverpool are likely to demand in excess of £200m for the Egyptian.
Salah’s current deal on Merseyside will run until the end of the 2022-23 campaign.