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CARLTON midfielder Bryce Gibbs has indicated he plans to remain with the Blues in 2018.
The contracted 28-year-old requested a trade to Adelaide at the end of last season but failed to make it to the Crows after they rejected Carlton's demand for two first round picks in exchange for Gibbs.
Speculation that he will once again ask to be traded continues to be strong but his management has not yet put in the request.
Gibbs, who finished fourth in the Blues best and fairest count last Friday, told AFL.com.au as he entered the Brownlow count on Monday night he had not made a move to leave Carlton.
When asked whether he will be at Carlton in 2018, he was diplomatic.
"As far as I know I'll be there," Gibbs said.
"We've had a great year, a really big learning year and taken a lot of steps forward and I'm looking forward to continuing that on next year."
Gibbs, who has played 231 games with Carlton, has two years remaining on his contract but his desire to return to Adelaide last season was based on personal reasons.
From Adelaide, he was selection No.1 in the 2006 NAB AFL Draft, and won the 2014 best and fairest at the Blues.
Gibbs could still put in a request to be traded when the trade period opens on Monday, October 9.