Sources have told ESPN FC that City are ready to offer assurances that he will feature regularly despite the wealth of attacking options at the Etihad Stadium with Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling all fighting for a starting place.
City have already signed Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy from Monaco, which could sway Mbappe’s final decision if he has a choice between the two clubs.
Real have already sold Alvaro Morata to Chelsea and Danilo to City this summer to fund a move for Mbappe, and manager Zinedine Zidane admits they need a new striker.
But City are ready to move now despite spending more than £200m on new signings already this season. Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Mbappe.
On Thursday, Monaco has threatened to report any club that make an approach for Mbappe without their permission.