ESPN FC's club and national correspondents run down the players who may consider themselves unfortunate not to be in the running.
Ighalo, 27, is one of the names being linked with a move to Napoli this winter to fill the void left by the long-term injury to Arkadiusz Milik.
Donnarumma, 17, made his Serie A debut on Oct. 25, 2015 in the Serie A clash with Sassuolo.
Inter Milan midfielder Gary Medel hInter Milan midfielder Gary Medel has landed a three-game Serie A suspension for elbowing Atalanta's Jasmin Kurtic.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer break down this week's Player Power Rankings.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are set to resume their annual battle for the Ballon d'Or after both were named in the list of 30 nominees.