ERLING HAALAND will not take part in a warm-weather training camp with the rest of the Manchester City squad.
The club have arranged for all those not going to the World Cup to head to Abu Dhabi to maintain fitness levels.
However the 23-year-old will not be joining up with his teammates after being called-up by Norway for friendly matches against Ireland and Finland, report the Daily Mail.
Haaland will then be given three weeks off to rest with manager Pep Guardiola reportedly encouraging his players to go on holiday.
The manager is set to spent some time away from Manchester visiting family in Barcelona.
But he is then expected to head to the warm-weather camp with a few senior players and youngsters not going to Qatar such as Riyad Mahrez.
While at the training centre abroad Guardiola is set to meet with owner Sheikh Mansour alongside chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak to discuss his future at the club.
The Spaniard’s contract expires at the end of this season but he remains relaxed about what’s next.
He recently said: “Everything is under control, it’s perfect, the decision will be made together with the club the moment it has to be made.”
Guardiola also hinted at not planning for after the World Cup because players could come back tired or injured.
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But he won’t have to worry about that with Haaland as Norway did not qualify, therefore he should be fresh to continue his run of scoring that has seen him net 23 goals this season.
He looks set to play a key role after the World Cup hiatus as City look to chase down league leaders Arsenal.
After the Premier League champions lost to Brentford and Arsenal beat Wolves it extended the Gunners’ lead to five points at the top of the table.