"I think both parties have come away really positive and glad that chat has happened," Gibbs said.
Gibbs, 25, has played 162 games since making his debut in round one, 2007. He has been a durable performer and placed in the club best and fairest twice.
Carlton CEO Greg Swann indicated on radio in early April that although the club would not get into a bidding war for Gibbs, it wanted to retain him.
"You don't want to lose a guy who is 25 years old, who has got - if not his best footy - as good a footy as he has got still coming. You don't want to do that but, as I said before, it's relative. We don't think we can be held to ransom either so it is a balance," Swann said.
Gibbs said he was uncertain where the speculation about him leaving the club had come from but it had not come from him.
He said his skipper Marc Murphy had not spoken to him specifically about staying at the Blues "because everyone just assumes I will stay".
Gibbs, who grew up in Adelaide, said he had not given any thought to the prospect of returning to the place he was reared.
"My focus has been on playing good football and that is all I want to do and that is all it has been about," Gibbs said.
Gibbs admitted his form had been patchy in 2014 and that it mirrored the Blues' form. However he indicated the negotiations had not had any impact on his form.
"[It's] all external stress more than internal, so what do you do?" Gibbs said.
"You can't rush these things," Gibbs said.