Preston may have finished the season playing a 3-5-2 system, but there could still be a move for a winger this summer.
Anthony Gordon’s loan spell is over, whilst Billy Bodin has been released at the end of his contract.
One winger being linked with North End is Crewe Alexandra’s Owen Dale, with Football Insider claiming in April that Preston want him this summer.
Blackburn Rovers are thought to be keen too, alongside League One sides Ipswich Town and Sunderland.
The 22-year-old hit 11 goals in 43 League One outings last season, playing predominantly down the right flank.
His deal is supposed to expire later this month, but Crewe have a one-year option on his contract, meaning he can stay until 2022.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon has now been asked about Sunderland moving for Dale, but doubts that they can afford him.
Nixon went as far to say that the fee Crewe are asking for is ‘too big’ anyone interested, meaning we may not see Dale head to North End this summer.