The two are among the favorites to win the individual honor after their stellar seasons for club and country respectively.
Mane, meanwhile has won the African Cup of Nations, Carabao Cup, FA Cup, finished second in the Premier League, and is in the Champions League final.
"I would shake hands on that right now," Mane replied.
He then added: "But then I would say it will be even better if I take both the Champions League and the Ballon d'Or!
"Honestly, it has never been something that bothered me. My dream was always to win a trophy with my national team.
"We had never won the Afcon (African Cup of Nations) before this year. Diouf always said that if he had the choice he would swap his two African Player of the Year awards for one African Nations Cup.
"That was always the most important trophy. But of course, you dream of the Ballon d'Or, too. It would be a pleasure."
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