Marotta has confirmed talks with Real president Florentino Perez for the Argentine.
"We met with President Perez and it's obvious that we also talked about football at this lunch," confessed Marotta.
"It is all still to be defined, because Real have not yet clarified their coaching situation. Therefore any debate on players is postponed.
"The two clubs have an excellent rapport and they showed appreciation for some of our players. It is possible to see market strategies."