The in-form striker was listed in the third batch of five nominees released by France Football magazine on Monday.
At the time of writing, France Football have 15 more nominees to announce.
Recognising the best player in the world, the Ballon d'Or has been awarded by France Football annually since 1956.
It has been won by either Barcelona's Lionel Messi or Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo every year since 2008.
The list of 30 nominees is traditionally trimmed to three prior to the presentation of the award. Ronaldo was named 2016 Ballon d'Or winner in December last year.