Santiago Bernabeu Microsoft?

Take with as many pinches of salt as you like but computer company Microsoft are reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over the naming rights for the Santiago Bernabeu.

Club President Florentino Perez has confirmed he intends to renovate the stadium in the coming years and is also on the look out for sponsorship to part-fund the project.

El Confidencial suggest that US computer giants Microsoft are in negotiations with Madrid, although these are described as at a preliminary stage.

What’s more, the two organisations have already teamed up for an initiative that promotes education through sport and technology in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Of course if the upgrades to the stadium are not to the liking of the patrons, Madrid could always call the refurbished ground the Windows 8 Santiago Bernabeu.