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Chelsea star N'Golo Kante nominated for 2017 Ballon d'Or

PICTURED: N'Golo Kante (Photo credit: Getty)

CHELSEA MIDFIELDER N'Golo Kante has been nominated for the 2017 Ballon d'Or.

France Football has released the first five names to feature on their 30-man shortlist, with Neymar, Luka Modrić, Paulo Dybala and Marcelo joining Kante. Five additional names will be unveiled today (Oct 9).

Kante has been named on the list after winning a second Premier League title in 2017. The France international moved to Stamford Bridge from Leicester in 2016 and helped the Blues win a second title in three seasons.

The remaining 20 players will be named at intervals throughout the day, with the final five being named at 6.15pm BST.

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