first_img Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 4 tense Ronaldo played a key role in Real’s European triumph last season and scored a World Cup hat-trick for Portugal against Spain before signing for Juventus, and has been in the headlines recently after strenuously denying allegations of rape.He is joined among the nominees by Premier League pair Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), as well as Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin. REAL DEAL Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane and Chelsea pair Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante increased the Premier League representation when the third set of nominees was announced.Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, a World Cup winner with France, and Real and Spain midfielder Isco are also in contention. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s all-time top goalscorer Hazard had an excellent World Cup and is looking great in the Premier League too. no dice gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Alisson is already proving a big hit at Liverpool shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Cristiano Ronaldo gets ready to take a trademark set-piece. Latest Premier League News The Ballon d’Or is separate to FIFA’s Best Awards and is voted for by 173 journalists around the world.talkSPORT.com will keep you updated with the rest of the nominees as they are released later on Monday.The winner will be crowned at an awards ceremony in Paris on December 3. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Last year’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has headlined the first batches of nominations announced today, with more names still to come on the shortlist.The forward has won the award the last two years and five times in total – a record he shares with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. deals Alisson and Aguero are among the first five names on the list to be revealed, along with Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson is recognised largely due to his form for Roma, having helped the team reach the Champions League semi-finals last season, and with Brazil, who he represented at the World Cup.He moved to Liverpool in the summer, for a fee of £65million, and has kept five clean sheets in ten appearances so far.Aguero, meanwhile, has continued to shine for City and Argentina, scoring 25 goals for club and country in 2018. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED REVEALED Meanwhile, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero are among the nominees too.The 30-strong shortlist for the prestigious annual prize, which is presented by France Football magazine, is being unveiled throughout Monday. 4 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won huge blow silverware 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4last_img