Sunderland may be in the market for a new right-back this summer.
Jamie Redknapp has raved about Tottenham star Dele Alli's goal against Crystal Palace.
The former Rangers striker played with Barton at Newcastle.
Arsenal managed to finish second in the Premier League, but Redknapp insists they have work to do.
John Stones has faced criticism for some of his performances for Everton this season.
HITC Sport understands Preston are keen to tie down the defender to a new deal.
The Owls take a 2-0 advantage into the rematch with Brighton.
Stars from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Manchester United are among those selected.
Norwich ended their stay in the Premier League with a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday, but Neil looks set to remain next season.
The Gers defender has no fears over a potential Europa League campaign if his side beat Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final.