The French side's sporting director Leonardo recently denied reports that a deal was being discussed after he was seen talking to Juve officials.
However, the Italian giants have now admitted that preliminary discussions did talk place, although they also said that a potential move is unlikely due to the Swedish international's wage demands.
"It is certain that Pavel Nedved and Leonardo talked about Ibra," Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.
"Ibra is a great player, but not the type we are looking for in terms of age and economic parameters.
"Without doubt he is a champion, but at this moment Italian clubs cannot sign players who earn such high wages. We appreciate him a great deal, who wouldn't like a player like him? However, it is not possible."
Ibrahimovic spent two years in Turin before leaving in 2006.