Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Mohamed Salah are shortlisted, but Lothar Matthaus' pick is Robert Lewandowski.
Manchester United are up next for Paris Saint-Germain and coach Thomas Tuchel is hugely concerned by their recent Ligue 1 performances.
Hatem Ben Arfa and Yacine Adli linked up to deny former club Paris Saint-Germain victory against Bordeaux on Saturday.
No player has scored half a century of Ligue 1 goals in fewer games than Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar since 2000.
An outstanding 2020 should see Robert Lewandowski named FIFA's best player, but Erling Haaland is quickly closing the gap.
Neymar's penalty was enough for Paris Saint-Germain to secure a much needed, but unconvincing win over RB Leipzig.
Kylian Mbappe is without a Champions League goal in 2020 and Neymar is not fully fit, but Thomas Tuchel hopes they can play key roles.
Neymar returned to action at Monaco and could not prevent a shock Paris Saint-Germain collapse but will be available to start in midweek.
Thomas Tuchel has been boosted by having Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Moise Kean available for PSG's trip to Monaco on Friday.
Paris Saint-Germain have one eye on Tuesday's game against RB Leipzig before facing Monaco, Thomas Tuchel admitted.