A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said: “The council is in close contact with the official receiver of the club and understands that it will be formally marketed shortly.
We understand that there is interest in Macclesfield Town FC, which is positive news for the club, its employees, its fans and the whole of Macclesfield.
“Our strong preference is to see community football continue on the site and we would encourage those with an interest in buying the club to register their interest with the receiver or their marketing agent.
“Although this is a concerning time for supporters and particularly employees of the club, it is important to be patient and allow this work to be undertaken.
“The council, as the owner of the freehold of the site, will continue to closely monitor the position and, where appropriate, engage and work with the receiver.
“The council is also currently seeking to get in contact with the club to offer individual practical advice for the employees at this difficult time for them.”