Monday January 30 2012
Nainggolan 'of interest' to Juve

Juventus general director Beppe Marotta has admitted that signing Radja Nainggolan over the next 48 hours is a target.

The Cagliari midfielder is liked by the Bianconeri, but it remains to be seen whether the Rossoblu are willing to do a deal mid-season.

“If we get a chance to improve the squad then we will,” the former Sampdoria official told Rai Sport.

“Nainggolan is a good player and he does fit the profile of players who are of particular interest for the technical project of this club.”

Cagliari chief Massimo Cellino has suggested that no transfer will be done before the window closes on Tuesday.

One player who Juve have signed this month is Marco Borriello, the striker who they netted on loan from Roma.

“Borriello is an important and prolific striker,” Marotta continued. “We are convinced that he can give a great contribution to the team.”

Juve are currently leading Serie A after an unbeaten season so far.

“Boss Antonio Conte is the prime architect behind this first half of the championship,” the director continued.

“We are working hard, we are united in an effort to gift the fans something they deserve and have wanted for some time.”

Juve lead Milan by a point, but are now nine points clear of Inter after their shock defeat at Lecce on Sunday.

“It’s too soon to say that Inter are out of it,” Marotta commented. “We are still at an interlocutory stage of the season.”