The transfer guru has admitted to talks with Massimo Cellino over a possible deal to bring in the Belgian starlet, while also revealing Luca Toni is closing in on a move to Al Nasr
The 23-year-old is expected to become a Bianconeri player in the near future, according to reports in the Italian media, and the former Sampdoria director has now validated these claims after stating his interest in concluding a deal prior to the closure of the transfer window.
"Nainggolan is a player that interests us. I have talked with [Cagliari president] Massimo Cellino but there is no real negotiation," Marotta told Sky Sport Italia before Juventus' match against Udinese on Saturday.
"We are trying to bring him to Turin as early as January, but there are many things to evaluate and first of all we must find out if Cagliari are willing to sell him.
"We will try to seize any opportunity, even if I do not see one at the moment for us because we have a strong group of players, further enhanced by the arrivals of [Martin] Caceres and [Marco] Borriello."
Marotta also revealed out-of-favour striker Luca Toni is on the verge of joining UAE club Al Nasr, with the 34-year-old's move set to be ratified on Sunday.
"[Regarding Toni] his transfer to Al Nasr is not official yet, but we believe that we will close the deal tomorrow," he concluded.