It’s all kicking off at Bayern Munich — James Rodriguez is out for the season, they’re close to bringing in one of the Premier League’s hottest talents and they’re leading the race to sign Zinedine Zidane.
This year's ceremony is edging nearer and nearer – so how does the voting process work, and how do nominees for the award get selected?
This year's Ballon d'Or ceremony will take place on December 3, and Real Madrid and Croatia captain Luka Modric is a strong favourite to break the hold so usually kept by perennial winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Liverpool are ready to break their club transfer record in the hope of boosting their title chances.
Meanwhile, the world’s most decorated footballer has one last destination on his list — the Premier League.