The Sweden star has pointed out that the success of his club is more important to him than competing with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for individual awards
The 23-man shortlist for the game's most esteemed individual prize will be revealed by Fifa on Tuesday, and various sources in the French media back the striker to dethrone Lionel Messi, who had won the award for the last four years in a row.
However, the 32-year-old insists that the success of his team comes first, as he considers individual player honours an extra.
"I train hard every day to get PSG positive results," the Sweden international told reporters.
"I'm very happy to play in Paris, I give a lot of myself to that. The victories of my team are my Ballon d'Or.
"It's not my dream to win that trophy. My dream is to win trophies with my club. Individual honours are simply a bonus."
Thanks to a better goal difference than Monaco, PSG currently top the Ligue 1 table with 25 points.