Stuart Lancaster is remaining coy over his Leinster future with his current contract set to expire at the end of the current season but insists that he is "very happy" in his current role.

The senior coach has enjoyed success domestically and in Europe as part of Leo Cullen's staff at the province since coming on board in 2016, leading to speculation linking him with roles elsewhere.

Speaking at Leinster's Monday press conference, Lancaster said talks were ongoing over his future.

"I haven't committed to anything at the moment," said the former England head coach.

"But there are plenty of talks going on behind the scenes and I'm very happy here."

Adding that his family were equally happy, he continued: "The problem is the commute at the moment. Obviously that's not happening the way it used to but I'm at a very good club, so I'm happy."

With Tadhg Furlong named in Ireland's squad for next month's Six Nations after a lengthy period sidelined by injury, Lancaster confirmed that the prop is likely to play against Scarlets in the Guinness Pro14 on Saturday in order to build-up match fitness.

"Hopefully, if he comes through [training on Tuesday], then that's the plan," he said.

"We're going to involve him this week with a view to hopefully going into the Ireland camp after that."

Lancaster added that he is "optimistic" that Ireland captain Johnny Sexton will be fully fit for the start of the Six Nations, describing the muscle issue sustained against Munster as a "minor thing".

That fixture against their inter-pro rivals on Saturday saw Leinster come out on top after overcoming an early Munster advantage.

Addressing the performance, Lancaster suggested the slow start stemmed from pressure on their defence.

"We were a little bit slow off the mark defensively to start with," he told RTÉ Sport.

"Munster got some good gain-line which means that sometimes you can get caught in the back of the tackle. That happened and they got a penalty.

"We were a bit slow to set on the line-out and we didn't quite get the numbers right so we were chopping and changing.

"We were reactive defensively rather than proactive in the first 10 minutes and Munster are too good a team to be like that.

"So as a consequence, they took their chances and got the 10-0 lead. It wasn't a great start for us mainly in defence."