Norway failed to make the finals in Qatar, and Haaland is one of only a handful of City players who will be able to rest during this winter’s event.
However, if Haaland and City agree, an offer to continue playing competitively is on the table.
Non-league club Ashton United, who play in England’s seventh tier of football, have confirmed that they have made an approach to City regarding a possible 28-day loan for Haaland.
Ashton United manager Michael Clegg said: “It just makes sense to try and sign Erling on loan at Ashton United. Man City isn’t playing and we want to keep Erling fit. It makes more sense than playing golf.”
News of the bid has resulted in Ashton United’s website crashing due to increased traffic.
While top-level football will resume only after the World Cup, non-league football will continue in November and December, though many games are expected to have kick-off times changed to avoid clashing with England matches.
Haaland has scored 23 goals in 18 games for Manchester City since joining Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
They will return to domestic action on December 20 – two days after the World Cup final – when they face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup’s fourth round.