Former Macclesfield manager Sol Campbell wants the League Two club to be wound up because debts have not been paid, a judge has heard.

Judge Catherine Addy was told today bosses at Macclesfield - currently four points ahead of Carlisle United in the league table - owed a "very large" amount of tax and owed Campbell more than £180,000.

Tax officials have asked for the club to be wound up and Campbell supported that application, lawyers told Judge Addy.

The judge was given updates on the club's debt problems at a hearing in the specialist Insolvency and Companies Court in London.

She said Macclesfield bosses should get time to clear debts and said the case would be re-considered on December 18.

Barrister Raj Arumugam, who represented HM Revenue and Customs, asked the judge to make a winding-up order.

He did not say how much tax Macclesfield owed but the judge said the sum was "very large".

Barrister Philip Currie, who represented Campbell, said Macclesfield owed his client about £182,000. He said the former England defender also wanted the club to be wound up.

Campbell was appointed by Macclesfield in November 2018 but left by mutual consent in August of this year. He took over at League One team Southend in October.

Barrister Sam Hodge, who represented Macclesfield, told of money transaction difficulties.

He said there had been issues moving "large sums" from a director's account in Spain. Mr Hodge said a payment made to HM Revenue & Customs had "bounced back".

The judge adjourned the case for two weeks and said, if "banking transaction problems" continued, she wanted them to be explained in detail in writing.

Macclesfield were charged by the EFL with misconduct last month over their failure to pay players.

They have become the latest EFL club to experience financial difficulties, with Bury being expelled from the league in August and Bolton only surviving thanks to a last-ditch takeover.

The Silkmen are 14th in League Two on 23 points, while Carlisle are 21st in the league on 19 points.

Last month, goals from Harry McKirdy and Ryan Loft saw United claim a 2-1 home win against Macclesfield.