They believe they have the right working environment to make it happen for a manager who has not stayed at one club for more than four years.
Guardiola left Barcelona in 2012 to have a sabbatical and will only see out a three-year term at Bayern before he moves on to his next project at City.
The Manchester club are aware he may only stay for three years at the Etihad Stadium though so their transfer strategy is worked out with the manager, director of football Txiki Begiristain, chief executive Ferran Soriano and the board.
They are already considering who can succeed Guardiola with Patrick Vieira a definite possibility.
The former Arsenal and City midfielder was in charge of the Under-21 squad at the Etihad before being appointed boss at New York City, who are under the same ownership.