If reports that Wesley Sneijder hasn't even made the podium for the Ballon d'Or are true then it's absurd, according to Inter captain Javier Zanetti.
Sunday's La Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that Barcelona's trio of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi would be announced as the top three later today.
The winner will be formally unveiled at a ceremony on January 10.
"It's absurd," Zanetti said. "Wesley is a fantastic player. If we won three titles last season, it's also thanks to him.
"It would be really disappointing not to see him among the top three in the list."
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £11,000 to be won monthly!