CARLTON star Chris Judd says there is no end in sight to his AFL career despite relinquishing the captaincy.
Judd, who turns 30 in September, enters his 12th AFL season without a contract for next year.
But the two-time Brownlow medallist says a new deal is a given.
"I'm not going anywhere," Judd told the Ten Network on Tuesday.
"I'm keen to play on next year - the club's keen to have me.
"At some stage throughout the year, we'll sit down and nut out the finer details.
"I've been excited by what (new coach Mick Malthouse) and his team are doing and I want to hang around for a little while longer yet."
Judd also confirmed the Blues had found ways to fit the remainder of his Visy ambassador deal in their salary cap, after the AFL tightened rules on what could be paid outside the cap.
"The AFL allowed us to put some of the money into last year's cap, where there was a bit of room, and some of it into injury payments," he said.
"With our point of view, we were really happy with how that went down."
Judd, who didn't play in the opening round of the pre-season, will also miss Saturday night's clash with Fremantle as he works his way back to fitness after a hamstring strain.