SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The San Francisco 49ers were very close to completing a trade with the Cleveland Browns that would have sent coach Jim Harbaugh to Cleveland, according to a published report. reported Friday the Browns’ search for a head coach involved a deal  that would have sent several draft picks to San Francisco in exchange for rights to Harbaugh,

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The story cited unnamed sources who claimed the deal fell apart because Harbaugh wanted to stay in San Francisco.

A tweet from 49ers CEO Jed York denied the report.

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